Irish Times 2020 Article -
The 50 Best Irish Films Ever Made
"Murphy's poetic script and strong performances from Orla Brady and Cathleen Bradley helped it soar." Voted number 38

Interview regarding the release of Silent Grace on Volta 2018 as part of the revival.

Revival and TV Premiere

Irish Times 2017
Article 1 Interview with Maeve and  Article 2 Review

Sunday Times
Films of the Week

Radio Times

TV3 Breakfast
Interview with Maeve Patrick Bergin

Press release

Spin South West -
Movies to Watch

Previous Cinema Press

Irish Times 2016

Huffington Post Review here.
"It becomes a voice for the women whose protests were consumed in silence of high prison walls, but rooted in unflinching dignity and grace."

Academic Articles and Books

Cineaste - American Film Magazine, America's leading magazine on the art and politics of cinema-Silent Grace and Some Mothe'rs Son.

Recently published book by Jessica Scarlata, Syracuse Press "Rethinking occupied Ireland, Gender and Incarceration in Contemporary Irish film" chapter on Body Politics, Republican Women and Political action: Looks at Silent Grace and Some Mother's Son.

Book "Ireland in film and Photography" Syracuse Press Chapter, "Hungry cold and scared." Compares H3 and Silent Grace

Metro, Critics choice - Top Ten Films for two weeks running ****
"The women's performances make this film compelling."


Wrap Magazine ****
"If you love superb filmmaking, then Silent Grace is a film definitely worth watching"

Movie Gazette Review here.
"It's got fine naturalistic acting and nuanced characterisation, which
allows the human to be exposed behind the political beast" Anton Bitel 7/10

Irish Times ***
"A work of sincerity and concern, anchored on Brady's subtle dignified central performance" Michael Dwyer
"A terrific performance from Orla Brady." Michael Dwyer.


Sunday Times Culture Magazine
"A powerful and intelligent drama". Gerry McCarthy
Click here for review

Ronnie Scheib - Variety
"Assured helming by newcomer Maeve Murphy, unflagging pace, well developed characters, strong performances throughout..."
Click here for review

Rich Cline - Radio 5
"Important film, strong, provocative, needs to be seen." ***
Review on Shadows on the Wall

Dublin Hotpress, Critics choice
"Wonderfully humane, Maeve Murphy must be something of a genius"


Daily Mirror
"Moving true story"

The Guardian
"Film boasts a strong lead from Orla Brady...bodes well for Murphy's future movies."
Feature article "The Forgotten Protesters" here.

Article here.

Evening Standard
"Director Maeve Murphy brings rare feeling to this Thatcher era peice"

Film West

"What is special about this film is the overwhelming strength of the performances."

Aisling Award Nominee
"Evocative and Moving."