Kisses The music of Bob Dylan sets the no-direction-home tone for Kisses , a superior lyrical ragamuffin Irish drama about neighbor kids in a dingy outpost… Kisses The music of Bob Dylan sets the no-direction-home tone for Kisses , a superior lyrical ragamuffin Irish drama about neighbor kids in a dingy outpost… Unrated PT75M Oscilloscope Pictures
Movie Review

Kisses

MPAA Rating: Unrated
Kisses | YOUNG AT HEART Kelly O'Neill and Shane Curry in Kisses
YOUNG AT HEART Kelly O'Neill and Shane Curry in Kisses
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Rated: Unrated; Length: 75 Minutes; Distributor: Oscilloscope Pictures

The music of Bob Dylan sets the no-direction-home tone for Kisses, a superior lyrical ragamuffin Irish drama about neighbor kids in a dingy outpost of Dublin who run away from their crummy home situations at Christmas and spend a 
 picaresque night on city streets. Writer-director Lance Daly got lucky finding such memorable non-pros via inner-city casting calls: Shane Curry projects boyish bottled-up anger, and Kelly O'Neill, with a sweetheart face made for close-ups, is breathtaking as his resourceful ally. But luck has nothing to do with the filmmaker's skill working with his young players to create scenes that convey jumbled feelings of fear, rebellion, complicated vulnerability, and simple kid joy. (Available on cable via on demand) A–

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Originally posted Jul 14, 2010 Published in issue #1112 Jul 23, 2010 Order article reprints