More The Mighty Celt Reviews
Posted at 9:24 AM (PDT) on Monday, August 22, 2005

From the Sunday Business Post:

As Kate, Anderson is a million miles from her cardboard, monotoned X-Files character Scully. She conveys a hardened, often bitter weariness that masks a fragile but loving woman. So convincing are her mannerisms, accent, wit and the smallest of knowing expressions in her eyes, she is almost unrecognisable as the actor who played Special Agent Scully.

The Mighty Celt is a simple story, well told. It takes a welcome turn away from the fluffy sameness which has marred so many contemporary Irish films of recent years.

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From Film Focus:

Odd is the best word to describe things in Mighty Celt. First of all, it's odd that the film stars a Scotsman and an American when it's set so prominently in Belfast. It's even odder that they're both playing Northern Irish characters. But most of all, it's odd that within five minutes you almost completely forget they're not Northern Irish.

Indeed, both Robert Carlyle and Gillian Anderson are so convincingly Northern Irish that at times The Mighty Celt could have done with subtitles. The slang-heavy thick Belfast accent is troublesome if you've never known anyone who uses it.

Beyond the language barrier, though, The Mighty Celt has a lot going for it. It's the latest in a traditionally long line of wholesome-but-gritty heart-of-gold films to be produced in Britain and while, at times, it's almost sickly sweet, it's difficult not to fall in love with its brand of good-hearted drama.

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Thanks Lyze and Wendy!