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Waking Ned Devine Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    71

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    One of the joys of Waking Ned Devine is in the richness of the local eccentric population.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    An unabashed excursion into feel good territory.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 11+

Some funny parts, but kids may not be interested.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie features an unmarried mother who refuses to disclose the father of her child. And, there is a good deal of very black humor, including some shenanigans with a dead body, which some children will find upsetting. But others who enjoy wicked jokes will find this movie delightful, and it can lead to a good discussion of the morality of the decisions made by the characters and what they are likely to do after the movie ends.

  • Families can talk about the morality of the decisions made by the characters and what they are likely to do after the movie ends.

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Not an issue

What to watch for
  • violence false0

    Violence: Some tension and some gallows humor.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Brief non-sexual nudity.

  • language false3

    Language: Some.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Drinking in pub.

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