- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 26 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: June 16, 2009
- Originally Released: 2007
- Label: Fox Searchlight
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- Stereo - English, Spanish
- Subtitles - English, French, Spanish - Optional
- Additional Release Material:
- Audio Commentary: John Carney - Director; Glen Hansard, Marketa Irglova - Stars
- Musical Commentary - John Carney - Director; Glen Hansard, Marketa Irglova - Stars
- "Making a Modern Day Musical"
- "More Guy, More Girl"
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Academy Awards 2007 -
Best Original Song: Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova
New York Times - 05/16/2007
"[I]ts low-key affect and decidedly human scale endow ONCE with an easy, lovable charm that a flashier production could never have achieved."
Entertainment Weekly - 05/25/2007
"[The songs] are softly gorgeous odes to troubled hearts....ONCE moves with the dartingly unresolved, clear-eyed spirit of a French New Wave film."
Sight and Sound - 10/01/2007
"ONCE is as enchanted with the expressiveness of song as a Jacques Demy movie....These numbers carry an affectingly plaintive charge, laying bare the characters' hurts and hopes..."
Total Film - 11/01/2007
4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] magnificent, unique movie....ONCE is an 85-minute ballad with musings on love and loss that cannot help but speak to everyone."
Empire - 11/01/2007
4 stars out of 5 -- "A subtle, engrossing romance, but one laced with a bittersweet tang....The songs are fantastic."
Uncut - 03/01/2008
4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] low-budget Irish charmer....[With] deft directorial determination..."
Ultimate DVD - 04/01/2008
5 stars out of 5 -- "[With] charismatic leads, [a] heart-wrenching story and powerfully raw musical performances..."
- Theatrical Release: May 16, 2007 (Limited)