In The Bedroom Synopsis
Story of a family in crisis - and an exploration of the extraordinary actions love can mitigate.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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Rated R
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 16+ Tragic masterwork is too intense for many teens.
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