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Fireflies in the Garden Reviews

Fireflies in the Garden

Overview


Genre :

Drama

Release Date :

October 14, 2011 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Dennis Lee

Starring :

Julia Roberts, Carrie-Anne Moss, Ryan Reynolds, Emily Watson, Willem Dafoe, Hayden Panettiere, Shannon Lucio, Ioan Gruffudd, George Newbern

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  3 of 5 [Rate It]

“..the camera never lingers and the written word is all a character has to convey its reason for being..”
by Diego Costa [Slant Magazine]
“..that place where unlucky movies are symbolically held until they're sprung upon the public..”
by Joe Neumaier [New York Daily News]
“..self-conscious framing and overly dramatic lighting prove further affectations..”
by Nick Schager [Village Voice]
Review rate : D

“..it's using bad storytelling, specifically by aiming for slice-of-life realism..”
by Todd Gilchrist [The Playlist]
2.5 of 4

“..is the movie perfect? Far from it..”
by Stephen Whitty [Newark Star-Ledger]
Review rate : C

“..is admittedly mawkish overall, but it tends to operate in a low key..”
by William Goss [Film.com]
2.5 of 5

“..has appealing actors you want to spend time with, and it's pretty in a soothing..”
by Manohla Dargis [New York Times]
2 of 5

“..gives the grimmer realities a sort of American Gothic portraiture style that quietly echoes the pathos of the piece..”
by Betsy Sharkey [Los Angeles Times]
3 of 4

“..for reasons that might be called philosophical..”
by Mick LaSalle [San Francisco Chronicle]
3 of 5

“..covering familiar ground laid out in many disgruntled family sagas..”
by Brian Orndorf [Blu Ray]
Review rate : C+

“..comes off as increasingly unpleasant as the film goes on..”
by Alison Willmore [AV Club]
1.5 of 4

“..all in a failed effort to make a point about confronting pain in person, not in writing..”
by Matt Pais [RedEye]
2 of 4

“..actors are all capable, but they seem to drop in and out of the timeline as required..”
by Roger Ebert [Chicago Sun-Times]
1 of 4

“..a dispiriting rehash of dysfunctional family cliches..”
by Lou Lumenick [New York Post]

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