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Overview


Genre :

Drama

Release Date :

June 29, 2012

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Alex Kurtzman

Starring :

Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, Olivia Wilde, Michelle Pfeiffer, Mark Duplass

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

3 of 4

“..this is a rare feel-good treat that nudges the heartstrings and makes you feel optimistic about the human race..”
by Rex Reed [New York Observer]
Review rate : C+

“..the movie's central situation is all too plausible. So where's the fakery?..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
2.5 of 4

“..kurtzman directs with such energy and passion you keep hoping the film won't sink into melodramatic quicksand. It does..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
“..Kurtzman and Orci deserve credit for defying cliche, raining out the possibility of rom-com courtship between Pine and Banks and instead creating a movie that's overcast with incestuous dramatic irony..”
by Nick Pinkerton [Village Voice]
3.5 of 5

“..it succeeds admirably as a well-tuned family drama supported by great, strong performances..”
by James Rocchi [MSN Movies]
1.5 of 4

“..is neither funny enough for comedy or serious enough for real drama..”
by Peter Howell [Toronto Star]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Barbara VanDenburgh [Arizona Republic]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Michael Phillips [Chicago Tribune]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
Reviewed by Ella Taylor [NPR]
Reviewed by Stephen Holden [New York Times]
Reviewed by Mary F. Pols [TIME Magazine]

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LATEST REVIEWS

TO WRITE LOVE ON HER ARMS :

“..yet there is a touching sincerity to the entire enterprise, its lumpiness coming from a desire not to make things up, and if you can put away your cynicism, which I clearly am struggling with, the acting might win you over too..”
by Steve Morrissey [MovieSteve]

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 :

“..thoroughly predictable, and despite an original setup, the movie never rouses the emotions..”
by Marjorie Baumgarten [Austin Chronicle]

THE HUNTING GROUND :

“..the stories are horrifying, but essential to hear..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]

OUT OF THE DARK :

“..a horror movie with an anti-globalist bent that's more interesting than its halfhearted scares..”
by Sara Stewart [New York Post]

THE SALVATION :

“..delivering a highly stylized widescreen revenge picture loaded with weapons and driven entirely by "superficial action"..”
by Peter Debruge [Variety]

EVERLY :

“..the film isn't particularly convincing either as a rousing anthology of bloodsport set pieces or a deeply felt portrait of revenge and reunion..”
by Vadim Rizov [A.V. Club]

'71 :

“..the hard-charging debut feature from TV director Yann Demange, makes us live every vivid, violent moment with him, the threat of death lurking at every turn..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]

BLUEBIRD :

“..undoubtedly a remarkable achievement, especially for a first-time filmmaker..”
by Jordan Hoffman [Film.com]