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Labor Day

Overview


Genre :

Drama, Thriller

Release Date :

January 31, 2014 (Wide)

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Jason Reitman

Starring :

Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Gattlin Griffith, Tobey Maguire, James Van Der Beek, Alexie Gilmore, Clark Gregg, Lucas Hedges, Brooke Smith, Gattlin Griffith, Tom Lipinski, J.K. Simmons, Maika Monroe, Brighid Fleming, Micah Fowler

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

2 of 4

“..this overeroticized drama gets so hot and bothered that it borders on camp. Intriguing and well-acted, but often inadvertently funny..”
by Rafer Guzman [Newsday]
2 of 5

“..from the guy who gave us the brilliant "Up in the Air," that's an undeniable comedown..”
by Elizabeth Weitzman [NY Daily News]
1.5 of 4

“..feels like a belabored, sappy slog..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
“..a nuanced, superbly acted love story with a most unusual genesis..”
by Todd McCarthy [Hollywood Reporter]
“.."Labor Day" requires the audience to suspend disbelief to no small degree..”
by Lou Lumenick [New York Post]
“.."Labor Day" brims with such carefully observed details, all of them a little too elegant to feel entirely genuine, and yet impossible to fault..”
by Peter Debruge [Variety]
3.5 of 4
Reviewed by Steven Rea [Philadelphia Inquirer]
Review rate : C
Reviewed by Joy Tipping [Dallas Morning News]
Review rate : C-
Reviewed by Amy Nicholson [L.A. Weekly]
2 of 4
Reviewed by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Liam Lacey [Globe and Mail]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]

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LATEST REVIEWS

THE INTRUDERS :

“..this is one of those movies that's not very good but not so offensively bad that I regret ever seeing it. No doubt, it's also something I probably won't remember in a week..”
by Brian Oliver [The Movieman]

FOCUS :

“..like a counterfeit handbag: It looks great but falls apart when you reach into it..”
by Rafer Guzman [Newsday]

A LA MALA :

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THE SALVATION :

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EVERLY :

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