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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Reviews

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Overview


Genre :

Drama

Release Date :

January 20, 2012

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Stephen Daldry

Starring :

Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, John Goodman, James Gandolfini, Viola Davis, Jeffrey Wright, Max von Sydow, Adrian Martinez, Thomas Horn

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Review rate : D+

“..unfortunately, the film's contrivances undermine his efforts..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
Review rate : A+

“..though it's a difficult watch, and potentially upsetting to an audience..”
by Laremy Legel [Film.com]
“..the production's penchant for contrivance is insufferable-not a single spontaneous moment from start to finish..”
by Joe Morgenstern [Wall Street Journal]
Review rate : D

“..the movie's depiction of the novel's forced grace notes reeks of fake..”
by Joe Neumaier [New York Daily News]
“..the movie is rough, difficult, and occasionally overstuffed..”
by Robert Levin [The Atlantic]
“..such an abundance of "epiphanies," one after another, amount to a tactical assault on viewer sentiments..”
by Nick Pinkerton [Village Voice]
1 of 4

“..pulls out all the stops trying to put the audience through the emotional wringer..”
by Lou Lumenick [New York Post]
Review rate : C+

“..most motion pictures attempt to manipulate emotion..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
“..makes it believably, genuinely sad..”
by Mary F. Pols [TIME Magazine]
Review rate : D

“..laden with phobias, curious notions, an extravagant vocabulary, a mannered inclination toward metaphor..”
by Manohla Dargis [New York Times]
2.5 of 4

“..it knocks itself out trying to break your heart, but it's too starched and blow-dried for its own good..”
by Rex Reed [New York Observer]
“..it hardly matters that Horn manages to give such a naturalistic..”
by Peter Debruge [Variety]
3.5 of 5

“..in structure and story, "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" reminded me of "Hugo,"..”
by James Rocchi [MSN Movies]
“..has all the ingredients of a child's fable..”
by Ella Taylor [NPR]
“..emotional fluency and literary pretense go hand in hand in Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close..”
by Todd McCarthy [Hollywood Reporter]
Review rate : B-

“..but Alexandre Desplat's score - which 
 is full of musical cues to the audience to 
 feel sad here! - only adds to the distraction..”
by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
1 of 4

“..all it requires is something that Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close lacks: intelligence, depth and genuine sensitivity..”
by Peter Howell [Toronto Star]

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