75

Chicago Tribune

The film, like the book, is clear-eyed without being clinical, reflective but never maudlin.
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75

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
It resonates with gleaming ferocity as it unspools a story of regret, longing and resolution in two generations of women.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The constant shifting between today and years ago is, in and of itself, powerful.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
The strength of the screenplay and acting provide a satisfying, although not overwhelming, two hours of romance, drama, and tragedy.
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63

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Susan Minot’s resplendent novel of a dying woman…stumbles on its way to the screen.
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Whatever Evening is saying about life, death, and guilt isn't terribly new or interesting.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
For all the creaminess of the sets and costumes, every character talks as if she is still made out of written words, not flesh, and each woman's struggles feel about as important as a tea dance.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
What a cast but what a disappointment.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Evening is a case study in how a subtly evocative book can elude the most well-intentioned filmmakers and some of our finest actors.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Evening might be the most shocking waste of natural resources since the despoiling of the Amazon rain forest.
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45 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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