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The Descendants

Overview


Genre :

Drama, Family, Comedy

Release Date :

November 16, 2011 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Alexander Payne

Starring :

George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Mary Birdsong, Judy Greer, Beau Bridges, Matthew Lillard, Robert Forster, Nick Krause, Amara Miller

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

4 of 4

“..you feel like you've come to know the characters' entire lives in the span of two hours..”
by Lou Lumenick [New York Post]
“..very good movie, filled with precious, small, touching moments..”
by Neil Rosen [News 14]
3 of 4

“..there‚Äôs something admirable in the way The Descendants tries to work its way toward a narrative of reconciliation and forgiveness..”
by Josh Larsen [LarsenOnFilm]
4 of 5

“..there's more than comedy here..”
by David Gritten [Daily Telegraph]
“..presenting a Hawaii set tale of another off-kilter character..”
by Ed Whitfield [The Ooh Tray]
4.5 of 5

“..Payne lets the events play out gently, and the humane script beautifully grounds the strong emotions in earthy comedy..”
by Rich Cline [Shadows on the Wall]
“..of particular interest is the way Payne allows class and race to supply an interesting, albeit subtle, subtext..”
by Peter Debruge [Variety]
4 of 4

“..give Oscar-worthy performances in this hard-knocks film that will have you laughing one moment and sobbing the next..”
by Gayle MacDonald [Globe and Mail]
3.5 of 4

“..delivers what too few recent movies achieve: intellectual stimulation coupled with emotional satisfaction..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
“..couldn't quite match were the high expectations on which it floated into town..”
by Richard Corliss [TIME Magazine]
2.5 of 4

“..airier piece of prime-time soap opera fluff..”
by Rex Reed [New York Observer]
4 of 4

“..a richly rewarding, originally conceived, at times even oddly humorous and exquisite, sensitively crafted film..”
by Prairie Miller [NewsBlaze]
“..a rambling tale about an inept father wrestling with tragedy and gradually builds toward a satisfying emotional payoff..”
by Andrew O'Hehir [Salon.com]

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