Lawrence O'Toole
December 01, 1995 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Secret of Roan Inish

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG
runtime
102 minutes
performer
Jeni Courtney, Richard Sheridan
director
John Sayles
distributor
Columbia Tri-Star
author
John Sayles
genre
Kids and Family, Sci-fi and Fantasy

We gave it an A-

Director John Sayles’ retelling of a Celtic legend reveals the secret of the tiny island (involving a creature who is half woman, half seal) via magic realism. The Secret of Roan Inish flows from the perspective of a self-possessed little girl (Jeni Courtney) searching for her lost brother and bringing her grandparents back to their roots. The emotional richness, the Irish scenery, and the loveliness of sentiment can easily light up a dark winter’s night from even a small video screen. A-

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