Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Reviews

  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
    • Genre : Drama
    • Release Date : January 20, 2012
    • MPAA Rating : PG-13
    • Duration : 129
    • Production Budget : -
    • Studio : Warner Bros. Pictures
    • Official Site : http://www.extremelyloudmovie.com/
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  • unfortunately, the film's contrivances undermine his efforts
    Review rate : D+ by Claudia Puig [USA Today ]
  • though it's a difficult watch, and potentially upsetting to an audience
    Review rate : A+ 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 ]
  • the movie's depiction of the novel's forced grace notes reeks of fake
    Review rate : D 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 ]
  • pulls out all the stops trying to put the audience through the emotional wringer
    1 of 4 by Lou Lumenick [New York Post ]
  • most motion pictures attempt to manipulate emotion
    Review rate : C+ by James Berardinelli [ReelViews ]
  • makes it believably, genuinely sad
    by Mary F. Pols [TIME Magazine ]
  • laden with phobias, curious notions, an extravagant vocabulary, a mannered inclination toward metaphor
    Review rate : D by Manohla Dargis [New York Times ]
  • it knocks itself out trying to break your heart, but it's too starched and blow-dried for its own good
    2.5 of 4 by Rex Reed [New York Observer ]
  • it hardly matters that Horn manages to give such a naturalistic
    by Peter Debruge [Variety ]
  • in structure and story, "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" reminded me of "Hugo,"
    3.5 of 5 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 ]
  • but Alexandre Desplat's score - which 
 is full of musical cues to the audience to 
 feel sad here! - only adds to the distraction
    Review rate : B- by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly ]
  • all it requires is something that Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close lacks: intelligence, depth and genuine sensitivity
    1 of 4 by Peter Howell [Toronto Star ]

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