• Released
  • October 14, 2005
  • PG-13 , 2 hr 18 min
  • Comedy
    Drama
  • 390 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A man returns to his hometown in Kentucky following the death of his father.

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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Nowhere near one of Crowe's great films (like "Almost Famous"), but it is sweet and good-hearted and has some real laughs.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Think of Elizabethtown as Cameron Crowe's rambling amateur travelogue, one from a well-liked professional filmmaker momentarily so...
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Ray Bennett
Tedious humor and sentimentality bury what could have been a pretty good road picture.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Audiences of a certain hipster disposition, in fact, will see Elizabethtown and pine for Zach Braff's ''Garden State," the movie to which...
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
An unmitigated, inexplicable, unforgivable flop.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Though it's no fiasco -- there's nothing mythic about its disjointed story -- it is a failure.
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The film's problems lie with the lack of spark between a wired Dunst and a bland Bloom, and the meltdown of Drew's mother (Susan Sarandon),...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
That gift doesn't desert him [Crowe] in Elizabethtown, but he clutters his movie with plot elements that confuse the focus, the central...
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38

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Crowe was going for something magical in all this, but the film is so affected and mannered, so preciously in love with itself, that it's...
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30

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
A saga of static set pieces and strenuously clever notions, this is a fiasco of a film if ever there was one.
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Rated PG-13 | For language and some sexual references
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 13+ Tired romantic comedy full of cliches. Teens+.
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