Romulus, My Father Synopsis
A woman's (Franka Potente) erratic behavior affects her family (Eric Bana, Kodi Smit-McPhee).
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The film succeeds on the strength of the boy, and the remarkable young actor who plays him, Kodi Smit-McPhee.
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Carina Chocano
For all its sad moments, Romulus, My Father is a love story between father and son kept aloft by unalloyed admiration.
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63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
This is a workmanlike motion picture with solid performances. It's just that the superior production values are used in service of a...
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60

Variety

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Warmly felt but haltingly told meller Romulus, My Father holds the attention with fine perfs and exquisite lensing, but never really grips...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
The performances are the best part of this uneven film.
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40

L.A. Weekly

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Admirably unsentimental about the ravages of poverty and mental illness on the foundations of family. But soon the endless succession of...
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Rated R | For sexuality, some violence and brief language