• Released
  • December 25, 2013
  • (Limited)
  • R , 1 hr 59 min
  • Drama
  • 3,195 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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By Richard Corliss
It’s Roberts’ deepest, strongest, liveliest film work.
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One of the worst movies I have ever seen.

By Edtheox
For the life of me, I cannot understand how people could think the acting was good. Maryl Streep overacts so much, I was embarrassed for her. The story is totally contrived, purely for shock value,...

Excellent acting and cast - very dark and language throughout

By shafferquad
I love Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts so I was really excited to see this movie. The acting and talent in the movie was superb but I didn't realize how dark, confrontational and how deeply it would...

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,...

Real family with real life issues!

By ladylynn29
This was a very good movie, funny too! Great Actors. Meryl Streep outdid herself, I would be shocked if she didn't get an Oscar for her part!...

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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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