• Released
  • May 4, 2007
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 49 min
  • Drama
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
To say it is about a debilitating disease is as reductive as saying "Little Miss Sunshine" is about a beauty pageant. Both are intimate stories of family ties that bind but sometimes also choke.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Anyone who could read Munro’s original story and think they could make a film of it, and then make a great film, deserves a certain awe.
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88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
With a tranquil fearlessness, it goes beyond the death of memory, to see what might be found in the unexplored country beyond. The answer is both frightening and comforting: More love. Unspecified love. Universal love.
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88

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Even those who've long noted Polley's intelligence on screen will be amazed by the perception she displays as a filmmaker.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
A heartbreaking elegy to mature love that honors the lovers and the long, neurodegenerative tango that is their last.
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Does the finest job of any film in painting a believable portrait of aging, capturing the sadness, confusion, anxiety and defiance of the early stages of dementia.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
All the acting is first-rate -- Dukakis gives major dimensions to a supporting role. And Christie, a Sixties screen goddess in "Darling" and "Doctor Zhivago," shows that her spirit and grace are eternal. She's a beauty. So is the movie.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

The pain of watching a spouse succumb to Alzheimer's is given a particularly deep and sensitive treatment in Away From Her.
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
A feature film that's often astringent on the surface, yet deeply and memorably stirring.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Munro's stark lily needed none of this gilding.
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88 out of 100
Universal acclaim
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