The Descendants Reviews

  • The Descendants
    • Genre : Drama, Family, Comedy
    • Release Date :
    • MPAA Rating : R
    • Duration : -
    • Production Budget : -
    • Studio : Fox Searchlight Pictures
    • Official Site :
    • Reviews Rate
      Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.

    • Readers Rate
      5 of 5

Movie Reviews

  • you feel like you've come to know the characters' entire lives in the span of two hours
    4 of 4 by Lou Lumenick [New York Post ]
  • very good movie, filled with precious, small, touching moments
    by Neil Rosen [News 14 ]
  • there‚Äôs something admirable in the way The Descendants tries to work its way toward a narrative of reconciliation and forgiveness
    3 of 4 by Josh Larsen [LarsenOnFilm ]
  • there's more than comedy here
    4 of 5 by David Gritten [Daily Telegraph ]
  • presenting a Hawaii set tale of another off-kilter character
    by Ed Whitfield [The Ooh Tray ]
  • Payne lets the events play out gently, and the humane script beautifully grounds the strong emotions in earthy comedy
    4.5 of 5 by Rich Cline [Shadows on the Wall ]
  • of particular interest is the way Payne allows class and race to supply an interesting, albeit subtle, subtext
    by Peter Debruge [Variety ]
  • give Oscar-worthy performances in this hard-knocks film that will have you laughing one moment and sobbing the next
    4 of 4 by Gayle MacDonald [Globe and Mail ]
  • delivers what too few recent movies achieve: intellectual stimulation coupled with emotional satisfaction
    3.5 of 4 by James Berardinelli [ReelViews ]
  • couldn't quite match were the high expectations on which it floated into town
    by Richard Corliss [TIME Magazine ]
  • airier piece of prime-time soap opera fluff
    2.5 of 4 by Rex Reed [New York Observer ]
  • a richly rewarding, originally conceived, at times even oddly humorous and exquisite, sensitively crafted film
    4 of 4 by Prairie Miller [NewsBlaze ]
  • a rambling tale about an inept father wrestling with tragedy and gradually builds toward a satisfying emotional payoff
    by Andrew O'Hehir [ ]

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