100

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Benjamin Button is all of a visionary piece, and it's a soul-filling vision.
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100

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Superbly made and winningly acted by Brad Pitt in his most impressive outing to date.
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100

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
It takes a world-class storyteller and a great yarn to rivet your attention for nearly three hours. This very classy, old-school movie - employing cutting-edge technology that will make your eyes pop - did it for me.
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
A curious case indeed: an extravagantly ambitious movie that's easy to admire but a challenge to love.
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80

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Benjamin never questions his fate and ­never actually gets to enjoy being a kid. At least there's a thoughtful middle part, where the enigmatic Blanchett comes alive and Benjamin seems haunted by life -- someone we recognize, and not just a vessel tossed about by time.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Question: Is life still like a box of chocolates if you're going in reverse? The answer, in the case of the curiously Gumpian The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, is a gooey yes.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
What Button shows is that Ben is ultimately not the hero of his own life or his own movie. He gets inside our head, that's for sure, but, frustratingly, we never get inside his.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Worth seeing just for the superb prosthetic makeup and seamless computer-generated effects in which Pitt's head is digitally imposed onto older bodies.
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
At its most profound, Benjamin Button isn't about anything more important than Pitt's very handsomeness, which, for a surprising stretch of time, is a wonderful subject for study.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The movie's excruciating length is without dramatic or thematic justification.
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70 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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