• Released
  • December 25, 2013
  • (Limited)
  • R , 1 hr 59 min
  • Drama
  • 3,196 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: The dark, hilarious and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.

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Critic Ratings

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90

Variety

By Scott Foundas
This two-ton prestige pic won’t win the hearts of highbrow critics or those averse to door-slamming, plate-smashing, top-of-the-lungs...
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88

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
For those who appreciate fiery dialogue delivered by fine actors, August: Osage County is heaven-sent.
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80

The Telegraph

By Tim Robey
A vastly enjoyable theatrical banquet, if perhaps not a profound one, is served up in a bit of a rush here, as if they can't wait to get...
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Family dysfunction has seldom been as flamboyant—or notable for its performances and flow of language—as it is in this screen version of...
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75

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
August: Osage County is easier to watch on screen, and maybe for that we should be grateful.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
So, no, August: Osage County isn’t all that original, and sometimes it’s just a lot of yelling. But it does rouse itself to a powerful fury...
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75

New York Observer

By Rex Reed
The brilliant screenplay by Mr. Letts sets up the narrative story of the Weston clan in a carefully constructed series of episodes in which...
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75

RogerEbert.com

By Susan Wloszczyna
If the boozy epic confrontations of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" or "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" are your definition of a good time, then...
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75

indieWIRE

By Eric Kohn
A distinctly uneven but imminently watchable theatrical showcase in which cinematic and stagy devices go head to head with no clear winner.
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70

Time

By Richard Corliss
It’s Roberts’ deepest, strongest, liveliest film work.
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Great Performances By All Of The Cast

By NewZooReviewToo
Twists and turns in the plot make this movie about a dysfunctional Oklahoma family so compelling. The acting was first rate. If you are offended by adult language and themes, this isn't the movie...

SoCalGal_TheMovie - fandango reviewer is misinformed

By artchixx116
Just wanted to add that "SoCalGal_TheMovie" fandango reviewer wrote that Roger Ebert gave August Osage County a big thumbs down & so did she. I would LOVE to know how Mr. Ebert showed her his thumbs...

Another classic!

By lisamiller4realestat
Great cast! Good story! Great acting! Loved it and would see it in the theater again!!! The whole audience laughed out loud quite a bit! Emotional roller coaster!!!...

Something for Every Dysfunctional Family!

By ginsue
What starts out as a review of addiction and personality disorders morphs into a study of human behavior among those closest to all of us--family. Parts were warm, disgusting, sweet,...

Tough, tough movie... but great acting

By AustinBuff
This is a brutal family epic, full of almost unbelievable dysfunctionality. But Meryl Streep deserved (should have gotten) the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as the bitter,...

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Rated R | For Language, Drug Material and Sexual References
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 16 & under Affecting but exhausting dysfunctional-family drama.
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