Ash Wednesday


Time Out says

In 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.

By: NB


Release details

98 mins

Cast and crew

Edward Burns
Edward Burns
Edward Burns
Elijah Wood
Rosario Dawson
James Handy
Malachy McCourt
Michael Leydon Campbell
Dara Coleman
Julie Hale
Peter Gerety
Michael Mulheren
Oliver Platt
Brian Burns
Vincent Rubino
James Cummings
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