• Released
  • December 29, 2010
  • PG-13 , 2 hr 9 min
  • Comedy
    Drama
  • 44 Fan Ratings
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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Critic Ratings

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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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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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