Time Out saysIn 1983, in the Irish ghetto of Hell's Kitchen, New York, one-time gangland enforcer Francis Sullivan (Burns) is none too pleased that his supposedly dead brother Sean (Wood) went walkabouts around the neighbourhood last night. Today - Ash Wednesday, penitence day, clock it - half their acquaintances are out to lay ghosts back in their grave. Shot in a smoggy palette of whisky and nicotine-infused yellows, the film is crisply composed, but the dialogue is thick-tongued and the drama dismally flat. Actor/director Burns (The Brother McMullen) has always liked to make his stories family affairs, but few would have made so little of a protagonist who's been squiring his brother's wife (Dawson) for the three years since she thought she was widowed.
Cast and crew
Malachy McCourt, Michael Leydon Campbell, Dara Coleman, Julie Hale, Peter Gerety, Michael Mulheren, Oliver Platt, Brian Burns, Vincent Rubino, James Handy, Rosario Dawson, Edward Burns, Elijah Wood, James Cummings