• Released
  • December 25, 2013
  • (Limited)
  • R , 1 hr 59 min
  • Drama
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August: Osage County 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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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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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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