The Young Offenders, as we know, has done huge business at the Irish box office with over €1,000,000 during its initial theatrical run.
This weekend, however, marks its UK premiere and the reviews coming in for the Cork-set comedy are pretty much glowing right across the board. Mark Kermode of BBC 5 Live called The Young Offenders' two leads "terrific" and called it "funny and beautifully deadpan," whereas other reviewers - particularly Empire and Total Film - rated the film at four stars, calling it the best Irish comedy since Sing Street.
It wasn't just the film magazines rating Young Offenders, either. Kate Muir in The Times called the film "exuberantly daft" whilst Radio Times called it an "impeccably paced saga" and rated it four stars. Little White Lies, meanwhile, said the film was "somewhere between the childish endearment of Stand by Me and the bawdy bromance of Superbad."
In fact, The Young Offenders is currently at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, with Metacritic scoring still to be determined. All in all, it's heartening to see Irish comedies make their way in the world and performing as well as they have.