actor: Saoirse Ronan

The Seagull

May 11, 2018
This film is adapted from a famous Chekhov play and is true to form. Herein lies a series of love affairs and triangles that are Shakespearean in fashion and are embodied by four artists on a spectrum from famous to unsuccessful. The famous actress Irina (Bening) visits her ailing brother Sorin [...]

Lady Bird

November 17, 2017
Greta Gerwig's Lady Bird belongs to the half-generation, where it almost feels as if not enough time has passed to recall and look back on the year 2002. Yet as a first-time filmmaker, Gerwig most impressively (aided by an already well-established acting and writing resume) achieves something very [...]

Brooklyn

November 4, 2015
"Brooklyn" is a dramatic film about human choices and emotions. The story takes place in the 1950s. Saoirse (pronounced Ser-sha) Ronan is superb as the young Irish immigrant Eilis Lacey. She leaves her homeland, her mother and her sister, Rose, to travel by ship to Brooklyn, New York, where she [...]

The Host (2013)

March 29, 2013
This is a fascinating story and it is just too bad that the content in the violence and sex categories are so much as to prevent us from awarding our Dove Seal to it as a family-friendly film. Saoirse Ronan stars as Melanie, a young woman that is taken over by an alien presence and her body is its [...]

Hanna

April 8, 2011
This movie has a strong enough story to sustain the viewer's interest for the 111-minute runtime as well as a capable young talent in actress Saoirse Ronan who plays the title role of Hanna. In addition it is one of those films which prompt some thinking while the viewer is watching which usually [...]

The Lovely Bones

January 15, 2010
Fourteen-year-old Susie Salmon almost receives her first kiss from a boy in her high school. It is interrupted and she leaves after setting up a time to meet the boy at a mall the following Saturday. Unfortunately, Suzie never makes it home. As she crosses the cornfield she comes across a man who [...]

City of Ember

October 10, 2008

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Is there a way out of Dodge? Or, in this case, Ember? With the generator failing, and food supplies dwindling, hope seems dim. Yet young Doon Harrow (Harry Treadaway) and Lina (Saoirse Ronan) keep hope alive as they begin to unravel some clues which reveal that hope might exist after all. Doon [...]

Atonement

January 18, 2008
The director of this film takes the viewer on a beautiful ride while telling a tragic and fascinating tale. This is a very high quality film which uses the cinematic experience to the fullest. Visually there are breathtakingly beautiful scenes. The score is brilliant, using music and the sound of a [...]

Little Women (2019)

December 24, 2019

Dove Approved for All Ages

The Review: Fresh off of her success with Lady Bird, Academy Award-nominee writer/director Greta Gerwig moves Saoirse Ronan (Jo March), Emma Watson (Meg March), Florence Pugh (Amy March), and Eliza Scanlen (Beth March) around their high school years under the watchful eyes of Marmee March (Laura [...]