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Ireland · 2007
Rated R · 1h 25m
Director John Carney
Starring Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová, Hugh Walsh, Gerard Hendrick
Genre Drama, Music, Romance

In this musical romance set in Dublin, two aspiring singer-songwriters -- a vacuum repairman and a Czech immigrant who sells flowers -- decide to team up. As they create and record music together, they grow closer and begin to fall in love, despite each having complicated life circumstances.

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A film of limited production values, a low-quality picture and the occasional flubbed camera move. But it makes up for these flaws with sharp observations, compelling characters and a great collection of music.


The New York Times by A.O. Scott

Its low-key affect and decidedly human scale endow Once with an easy, lovable charm that a flashier production could never have achieved. The formula is simple: two people, a few instruments, 88 minutes and not a single false note.


Variety by Dennis Harvey

Winningly unpretentious tale uses a wispy romantic narrative as a vehicle for attractive original tunes.


L.A. Weekly by Ella Taylor

Once feels handmade in the best sense, an impressionistic feast for the senses cobbled together from lovely grace notes and a warm palette of reds and yellows.


ReelViews by James Berardinelli

This isn't a perfect motion picture but, in the midst of summer's vapid pursuit of spectacle, a movie that provides real heart and emotion is a rare find.


TV Guide Magazine by Ken Fox

Focusing strictly on stripped-down performances of great music and the charming chemistry between the two leads, it's a perfectly realized yet unassuming movie that deserves to find a big audience.


Entertainment Weekly by Owen Gleiberman

Until Once, I'm not sure that I'd ever seen a small-scale, nonstylized, kitchen-sink drama in which the songs take on the majesty and devotion of a musical dream.

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