Is Anybody There? Synopsis
A death-obsessed youth (Bill Milner) befriends an aging magician (Michael Caine) who longs to join his wife in the afterlife.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Blending humor and heartbreak in a performance that makes a small movie a richly satisfying one, Caine truly is magic.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
While Caine and young Milner make for amusing adversaries, it's nice to see Crowley paying respect to his elders by populating the...
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63

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
All-too-familiar and schmaltzy territory for both coming-of-age films and movies with elderly actors.
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63

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
You don't need a Ouija board to suss out where all this is heading, but Is Anybody There? counteracts its deficiencies -- predictability,...
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
I can't really recommend the film, unless you admire Caine as much as I do, which is certainly possible.
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
More deft than it first appears, director John Crowley's gentle-but-not-sappy drama features another late-day masterpiece-in-miniature from...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
Requires us to repress any thoughts about stale material and keep Caine's heartfelt performance front and center.
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Writer Peter Harness has based his screenplay on his own childhood experiences, but personal doesn't necessarily translate to fresh.
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45

NPR

By Bob Mondello
All of this is at once predictable and implausible -- a two-hander of a story so overplotted and overpopulated that by the time it's...
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40

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
No one could save Is Anybody There? from its treacly self and Michael Caine doesn't, but he gives it a grand try.
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Two outstanding actors are there

By frankjoseph routman
Michael Caine performs a stunning role of a man coming apart at the seams as he fights against the last stages of aging. The young actor David Morrassey puts in an equally stunning performance...

IS ANYBODY THERE?

By lugubriousthespian
When an actor as good as Michael Cain takes on a project as intimate and spirited as the subject matter in IS THERE ANBODY THERE? is, you know you are in for a rare and wonderful treat to watch a...

Christians beware!!

By jdmannsurf5
While the movie has some nice moments it definitely answers the films title with a NO! But worse yet in the middle of the film one of the men in the nursing home tells a crude joke related to the...

Is Anybody there?

By onetogo
Micheal Caine carrys this film wonderfully. If you like MC, you will definately love this picture. It follows a family caring for the elderly who have had interesting lives. It goes from life to...

More than worth the time and money!

By Funny2see
This film is a well written and performed. Touching and heartfelt performances by all. I am a huge Micheal Caine fan but you do not have to be to feel like you got your monies worth. If you have...

is anybody there

By DMichaelO
Well written, well-performed movie, emotionally moving, but off-beat. It probably will not appeal to many people. It offers a sympathetic view of old-age and dying, the struggles people have to get...

is anyone out there

By aalbuquerque
crap...

Is Anybody Threre?

By Charles Berky
It is a very depressing movie - especially if you are over 70. Didn't deal with any of the good things that can result from aging. From the reviews, I thought it would have a happy ending. Not so....

Is Anybody There?

By Rich S
I liked this film and I liked the story such as it was. It isn't so much a coming of age movie as a mutual growth experience in which growth is not always positve. After all the film reminds us, we...

nice movie

By lovestalentmoviefan
nothing outstanding either way,but realistic and believable characters making a decent movie experience. If you need major drama and gratuitous garbage,you wont like it. GOOD,rather than soso from me...

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Rated PG-13 | For sexual references, some disturbing images and language