• Released
  • November 23, 2001
  • R , 2 hr 10 min
  • Drama
  • 116 Fan Ratings
100

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The kind of movie they don't make any more -- a seriously beautiful, deliberately paced drama that meanders for a while at the pace of a summer romance, then explodes with phenomenal force.
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100

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
The surehandedly wrought, beautifully acted, almost unbearably tense In the Bedroom is a rare film, not to be missed.
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100

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Desmond Ryan
When it comes to the realistic portrayal of the complex process of grief, most actresses are at a loss. Sissy Spacek is decidedly not most actresses.
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
A lot of actors are labeled "brave" for taking on difficult scripts like this, but Spacek is the real thing: an artist first, without vanity, and a movie star almost by default.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
There are scenes as true as movies can make them, and even when the story develops thriller elements, they are redeemed, because the movie isn't about what happens, but about why.
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The uncoagulated anguish of parents mourning the death of a child has rarely been more powerfully depicted than in the collected vignettes of grief, rage, and retribution that make up the riveting domestic drama In the Bedroom.
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90

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
An uncommonly good movie - a thriller that transcends thrills to become a heartfelt and heart-stopping personal drama.
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
It sneaks up on you and shakes you: a tale of the cold hell surging up beneath that windy, sensuous Wyeth landscape.
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88

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Bedroom succeeds with performances that get some of their power from imaginative casting.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
It's a human drama, drawn in such careful emotional detail, its two acts of violence -- one shown, one not -- are almost incidental.
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86 out of 100
Universal acclaim
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