• Released
  • December 17, 2010
  • (Limited 12/17/10; Expands 12/25/10; Wide Release 1/14/11)
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 31 min
  • Drama
Rabbit Hole Synopsis
A man and his wife struggle to come to terms with the accidental death of their 4-year-old son.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Nicole Kidman is just astonishing in Rabbit Hole - subtle, fierce, brutally funny, tender when you least expect it, and battered by the...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Rabbit Hole is a personal project for Kidman - she produced the film after falling in love with the play - and it seems to have revived the...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Profound and superbly acted, with a moving script superbly adapted from David Lindsay-Abaire's Pulitzer-winning play.
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By Stephanie Zacharek
Director John Cameron Mitchell - adapting David Lindsay-Abaire's play - has a surprisingly deft touch with this admittedly downbeat...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Nicole Kidman places the bereaved heroine of Rabbit Hole in a nether land between life and not-quite-life. Her beautiful performance...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Wrenching, poignant, and quietly healing.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Eckhart shows a new kind of foreboding anger. He's powerful as a man who will do anything to crack the ice.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The film does achieve moments of catharsis, but it can be heavy going.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
As a viewing experience, the film is by turns heartrending and stultifying, but mostly stultifying.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Kidman is able to draw you in even as the movie's solemn, morbid obviousness wears you out.
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Kidman's best performance ever!

By mark3pm
This movie contains some of the most revealingly nuanced acting to be seen on a screen this year. The sad, sweet release of RABBIT HOLE lies precisely in the access it allows to the pain of others,...

Excellent movie!

By Pollyxoxo
I was very much looking forward to seeing this film, and it did not disappoint. This was a very powerful, raw, beautiful and occasionally funny story that completely captured me. Nicole Kidman's...

bring tissues

By sleepy_1
Emotionally hard to watch at times but was really well done....

Rabbit Hole Shallow

By ojaigirl
This too-familiar tale suffers from very conventional and unimaginative direction, music and cinematography. Despite the wrenching facts of the story, Kidman does not generate much sympathy or...

Raw, honest, and edgy. Not a topic for everyone.

By Nacho Baggo
Excellent piece of work with the honesty and emotional ups and downs of such horrible life events. It covers tackles the why, the helplessness, the sorrow, the letting go, the emptiness, and on and...


By MisterHeartbreak
Nicole should be the one to win best actress this year!...

Loved it!

By acilegna_1
Very artistic! Great score!...

Heart Wrenching

By suemarie
I have lost a son. The grief can be suffocating, but can be different for every parent. I could relate to a lot in the movie. A couple sees their marriage suffer after losing their son in a horrible...

Rabbit Hole

By lruger
Every performance is pitch perfect. The emotions are very true. The relationships are deep and meaningful. My husband and I both thought it was terrific....

Five Word Review

By gjgree11
Incredible Deep Real Passionate Inspiring...

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Rated PG-13 | For mature thematic material, language and some drug use
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Moving, mature drama about loss is too heavy for kids.
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