Another Year Synopsis
Over four seasons, a happily-married middle-aged couple endures other people’s problems, enjoy their son’s newly-discovered partner, and cope with an unexpected family issue.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
What it does have is an overwhelming bittersweet melancholy at the passing of life from middle age into…well, you could call it late middle...
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88

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Like "Life Is Sweet," "Secrets & Lies," and yes, 1971's "Bleak Moments," to name but three of Leigh's 10 semi-improvised character...
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
It all comes down to affirmation vs. denial. Leigh chooses affirmation. And the result is life-affirming.
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Love and loneliness are presented, in almost equal parts, with subdued precision in the richly abundant Another Year.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Just watch the magnificent Manville, in a raw and riveting award-class performance that exposes a grieving heart under siege. Her last...
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80

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The perfect haven from the cheap ironies and cruel indifference we all have to field both in life and, far too often, at the movies.
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75

NPR

By Ella Taylor
Another Year is a stacked deck of a movie that draws a harshly unforgiving, sometimes smug line between boomers who've made good and those...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A gutsy movie, in that Leigh says something about life that nobody really wants to believe, and he says it forcefully: There is such a...
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60

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Mike Leigh's latest film preserves the mystery of why another marriage has flourished over decades. That's not the stated subject of...
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Ray Bennett
Acutely observed but gloomy and lacking narrative, it tells of 12 months in the life of a decent but dull suburban couple and their...
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Bloody Awful

By Iseeeverymovie
I simply cannot believe that 93% of the top critics on Rotten Tomatoes love this movie. It is unrelentingly dreary and psychologically disturbing. The so called 'Happy Couple" are so utterly...

Another Winner from Mike Leigh

By dminnihan
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Another Year

By celia944
Sometimes brilliant and moving (especially the acting). Sometimes boring with overlong scenes. Not sorry I saw it primarily because of Jim Broadbent & Ruth Sheen....

If you like Mike Leigh's work

By Jasondd1025
You'll love "Another Year." His observational take on middle-class, middle-age British life is a lot of fun and shockingly funny in parts. There is subversive fun as Leigh pokes at the smug...

Another Year...Top Ten in Any Year

By gasparm
This is a film not unlike Blue Valentine, where every emotion being expressed on the screen is felt by the audience. The material is highly melodramatic, but realer and truer than any reality show or...

not the best Mike Leigh is a great director and the preforma

By sobeoz
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Another Year

By filmlovernyc2011
This film is exceptionally acted and directed. Mike Leigh takes amazing risks with every film he puts on the screen. The cast is phenomenal....

beautiful !!!!!!!

By fandecinema
an excellent movie ,but as all european movies ,it 's very slow. Javier Bardem is outstanding. he deserves an oscar ....

Very Good

By ncbuckeys
I was a little skeptical when I read the review but my wife though we should see it. You won't like this movie if you need car chases, fights, sex, violence, bad language or lots of action. You...

Another Year

By becca512
A very intimate look into the lives of an ordinary couple and the people that they touch. They are the glue that holds some very fragile people together. I felt like a guest at their dinner table....

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Rated PG-13 | For Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 15+ Drinking and middle-age drama in excellent, complex film.
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