• Released
  • January 31, 2014
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 51 min
  • Drama
    Romance
  • 901 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: An escaped convict (Josh Brolin) enters the lives of a lonely divorcee (Kate Winslet) and her son.

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Critic Ratings

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100

New York Observer

By Rex Reed
It resonates with delicacy, passion and restraint, touching the heart in places where cynics fear to go.
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90

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
Reitman keeps a strong grip on all the aspects of the story to prevent it from becoming corny, unduly melodramatic or obvious.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
Labor Day is an admittedly strange hybrid. Rarely have I seen such outrageous plot points executed with such lovely grace.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
It is a yarn. But it's so full of passion, poetry, and humor that it becomes, for the time, quite real.
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83

indieWIRE

By Eric Kohn
There's a certain elegant simplicity to the movie's execution that maintains a spirit of familiarity but also keeps the material afloat.
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77

Film.com

By William Goss
Jason Reitman’s adaptation of Joyce Maynard’s Labor Day is as consistently assured a piece of filmmaking as any we’ve seen from the...
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Betsy Sharkey
The film finds its footing as the weekend progresses and the temperature and tension — outside and in — rise.
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70

Variety

By Peter Debruge
To the extent that Adele’s hunger for affection resonates with audiences, what emerges is a powerful — if implausible — romance.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Chris Nashawaty
With his latest film, the mawkish and melodramatic Labor Day, Reitman has done an unexpected about-face: He's ditched Wilder for Douglas...
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38

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Labor Day feels like a belabored, sappy slog.
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Good Story

By juliajager
Well done story that was touching and thought provoking. Good date movie. Not for real young kids because it was serious. Definately wouldn't have a problem with my teenagers seeing it....

Very Moving film

By kgj906
One of the best films that I have seen in a long time. Very will filmed and acted by everyone. The time goes so fast with this film. Plus I did not have to see one gun. A big treat this day and...

Thoroughly Enjoyable!

By LauraLowe699
I loved the pace of this movie. From the beginning I kept thinking this will not work and it will end like "Bridges of Madison County". The idea of an escaped convict taking the mother and son...

By blythe1143
I love Josh Brolin in this movie. He's great! Kate is as well! Loved the story !...

By dianasanchez1
Good story....

More Info

Rated PG-13 | For Thematic material, brief violence and sexuality.
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 13 & under Uneven melodrama with confusing messages about love.
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POSITIVE MESSAGES
POSITIVE ROLE MODELS
VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF