• Released
  • November 15, 2013
  • (Limited)
  • R , 1 hr 54 min
  • Drama
  • 1,236 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A man sets out on a road trip with his aging father to claim a cash prize that may not really exist.

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Critic Ratings


Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Nebraska is not a breakneck, screwball farce - although it has its moments, like the comical heist of an air compressor from a farmer's...
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Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
And Dern, a great character actor who made his mark opposite everyone from Redford and John Wayne to Jane Fonda, embraces the roll of a...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
What's extraordinary is what happens at the intersection of Mr. Payne's impeccable direction and Mr. Nelson's brilliant script. The odyssey...
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
Mostly, Nebraska impresses for its sure rhythms and artful balance of comedy and melancholy, resulting in Payne’s most satisfying film...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Bruce Dern gives the performance of his career as the headstrong Woody in the brilliant, wisely observed and wryly funny Nebraska. What...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
Shot in beautiful tones of black and white (and silver and gray), Nebraska is steeped in nostalgia, regret and bittersweet moments. Yet it’s...
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By Bob Mondello
The filmmaker has crammed Nebraska with orneriness, humor, greed, Americana and performances so natural they seem like found objects —...
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New York Magazine (Vulture)

By David Edelstein
The movie is a triumph of an especially satisfying kind. It arrives at a kind of gnarled grace that’s true to this sorry old man and the...
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The Dissolve

By Scott Tobias
Nebraska is one of Payne’s best films, a near-perfect amalgam of the acrid humor, great local color, and stirring resonances that run...
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By Scott Foundas
Throughout, Payne gently infuses the film’s comic tone with strains of longing and regret, always careful to avoid the maudlin or cheaply...
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By 56awalker
I have not been to a movie in 20 years. Got free tickets took my wife. This is a really good movie. It could not be any closer to what million of people go threw every day. It also has sad and...


By mrs4401
This movie is for the over 50 crowd . I enjoyed the way the Son showed his love for his father and how the brothers worked together to care for both parents. I thought the film was a real slice of...

Great character study

By douglasbrentsmith
Nebraska may catch you by surprise. It shows in many ways some ugly sides of America and some scarred places in people. But it also shows resilience, patience, and love in strong and surprising ways....


By jeankaelin
Great film Did justice to characters and land by shooting in B/W. Well cast. Only issue is that growing up there and knowing folks, the mother would have never said "***&^". I doubt that she...

Dern it, go see him!

By Ognadnaf21
Yes, it's about the delusions of a geezer, yes his spouse is definitely an elderly shrew, and yes the black and white of Nebraska is certainly depressing...so those are reasons to go see this...

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Rated R | For Some language (Pending Appeal)
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 15 & under Wonderful father-son bonding story with language, drinking.
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