The Beaver Synopsis
A depressed father (Mel Gibson) speaks through a beaver puppet to try to get his life back on track.
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Went to The Premiere in Austin - VERY GOOD

By hawaii596
It is a very engaging, intelligent movie. Inspite of his current woes, Mel Gibson is still a brilliant actor, and I am still a fan. Much credit to Jodie Foster for her role both acting and...

The Beaver

By WBretz
This is a very well written movie. Mel Gibson plays the part very well. I would highly reccomend this movie if you know anything about depression, it is an insightful movie....


By sylvia solo
If anyone coul depict the hellish decent into mental illness, it would be Mel! Say what you want about him, but the man is brilliant both as an actor and a director/producer.... I noticed one...

The Beaver

By Beckmeister
The is a great imaginative story. Mel is great and this really shows off his talent. It has a great message about change, motivation, and hope....

Put aside your personal feelings

By suemarie
Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster have made a really good movie. The subject matter of depression can be suffocating but this movie is much more. A man suffering still has to be a husband, a father to two...

Gibson Great !!

By mlinebaugh
An amazing performance by Mel. Difficult role to play with that puppet. Worth seeing....


By NormanDale
Mel was great. Really great script amd Jodie did a great job at matching the tone....

Great story

By robhayden
The move was very good. I really went in thinking ok this looks a little odd, but it was a solid 9 on my scale. Great story, tear jerker with a powerful ending... Loved it......

Best Film of the Year so far...

By roccofilm
Beautifully directed by Jodie Foster. The Beaver is challenging, thought provoking, touching and inspiring. It also happens to contain one of the most daring performances in years. Mel Gibson should...


By Leeann_D
I would not have thought it possible to make a genuinely funny movie about manic depression. Well done: engaging from start to finish. Gibson was very good, and he was the reason I was hesitant to...

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Rated PG-13 | For some disturbing content, language, mature thematic material, sexuality and a drug reference
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Common Sense Media says Strange, serious drama is alternately inspiring, appalling.
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