PG Score: 7.75/10
The Banshees of Inisherin was released in theaters on 10/21/22
Writer/director Martin McDonagh (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) turns in another winning combination of black comedy and drama. While he leans more on the former, the serious undercurrents are bound to make their mark on the audience.
A Slow, Satisfying Burn
The Irish Civil War serves as an appropriately dreary backdrop to the deliberate, methodical pacing for the slow-building, feud-based narrative. Gorgeous, haunting cinematography, laugh-out-loud moments, and stirring drama that creeps in rather than hits with an impact, all propel McDonagh’s latest dramedy to leave a lasting impression.
Potential Oscar Buzz
Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson are at the top of their games and are likely to have their hats thrown in the ring for Oscar contention. The film is a bit slow at times and could have benefited from slightly better editing. Still, The Banshees of Inisherin beckons viewers to the theater, and they would be wise to listen.