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The Impossible

Overview


Genre :

Drama

Release Date :

December 21, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Juan Antonio Bayona

Starring :

Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Geraldine Chaplin, Tom Holland, Marta Etura, Dominic Power

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

3 of 4

“..with a mixture of practical and digital trickery, we experience the unthinkable in "The Impossible" firsthand..”
by Michael Phillips [Chicago Tribune]
4 of 5

“..when it's over, you will feel enlightened, drained and grateful just to walk away..”
by Elizabeth Weitzman [New York Daily News]
“..visually stunning but manipulative in the extreme..”
2 of 5

“..so much artistic vision, combined with moral and emotional shortsightedness..”
by James Rocchi [MSN Movies]
“..plunges the audience into the catastrophe and then immerses us in the panic, grief and disorientation of the aftermath..”
by A.O. Scott [New York Times]
3.5 of 4

“..martials a team of effects artists (miniatures and CGI), stunt performers, and, most important, three amazing actors for a tale of epic disaster and heroic survival..”
by Steven Rea [Philadelphia Inquirer]
3.5 of 5

“..leaves you with the nagging feeling that it could have been better..”
by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]
“..full of great special effects..”
by Mary F. Pols [TIME Magazine]
3 of 4

“..fine performances, chilling effects and director Juan Antonio Bayona's subtle sense of drama..”
by Mick LaSalle [San Francisco Chronicle]
Review rate : B

“..finds itself evenly torn between human-scale drama and movie-suited Drama..”
by William Goss [Film.com]
4 of 4

“..at another holiday season, this film becomes a powerful story of a family's cohesive strength..”
by Roger Ebert [Chicago Sun-Times]

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