75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Instead of concealing it, I'll just come out and say that I find it difficult to be enthusiastic about this well-acted and gracefully directed movie, but for reasons that might be called philosophical.
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The screenplay shows signs of being inspired by personal memories that still hurt and are still piling up in Michael's mind. Fair enough, but the film doesn't sort this out clearly, and we experience vignettes in search of a story arc.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The resentments acted out at the dining table by the rest of this miserable family - gathered for a graduation celebration that turns into a wake - are so oppressive that Eugene O'Neill might ask, ''Too much?''
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Dennis Lee comes up empty. Kids, parents, siblings, an aunt and an estranged wife all bicker and yell, but the noise cancels itself out. The movie is one long argument, tiresome and repetitive, that produces more heat than light.
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40

Boxoffice Magazine

By Richard Mowe
As tales of troubled families go, it may have aspirations to be like "Ordinary People," but it falls way short.
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40

Los Angeles Times

By Betsy Sharkey
There's a strange sort of diffidence that seems to inhabit Dafoe and Roberts' performances, and the disconnect between the two Janes is simply insurmountable.
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25

Slant Magazine

By Diego Costa
The actors are left to go through the motions of a sterile script that director Dennis Lee tries to bring to life not through, for example, Watson's brilliant capacity for facial nuance, but through canned artifice.
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25

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
A dispiriting rehash of dysfunctional family clichés that seems to last longer than Thanksgiving Day dinner.
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20

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
There are some moments of blessed levity to the otherwise mordant melodramatics...That's not enough to sustain interest in the Taylors and their toxic emotional foibles, however.
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20

Time Out New York

By David Fear
A completely incoherent mess.
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34 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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