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The film, like the book, is clear-eyed without being clinical, reflective but never maudlin. Read full review
It resonates with gleaming ferocity as it unspools a story of regret, longing and resolution in two generations of women. Read full review
The constant shifting between today and years ago is, in and of itself, powerful. Read full review
The strength of the screenplay and acting provide a satisfying, although not overwhelming, two hours of romance, drama, and tragedy. Read full review
Susan Minot’s resplendent novel of a dying woman…stumbles on its way to the screen. Read full review
Whatever Evening is saying about life, death, and guilt isn't terribly new or interesting. Read full review
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. Read full review
What a cast but what a disappointment. Read full review
Evening is a case study in how a subtly evocative book can elude the most well-intentioned filmmakers and some of our finest actors. Read full review
Evening might be the most shocking waste of natural resources since the despoiling of the Amazon rain forest. Read full review
on-the-nose and full of itself.
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