English actor Paddy Considine does a pretty good job as John Sullivan, the father of a family who have left Ireland and come to New York for a new life. Playing opposite Samantha Morton, his character is dealing with the death of his son, a crisis of faith, and life in a Hell’s Kitchen tenement. There was always a danger he might ham up his accent to fit in with the cheesy, if well-executed, “coming to America” conceit. But he doesn’t; he keeps it solid, if a little generic. There are definitely regular flaws — like some of those vowels — but it’s nothing too serious. A commendable effort.