The Details Synopsis
An unhappily married doctor (Tobey Maguire) blames raccoons for the problems in his marriage.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The Details has a light tone, but it's anything but light in purpose. It's committed and passionate, one of the most perceptive and morally...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Tobey Maguire's characteristic placidity makes a fine mask for a man who is thoroughly awful.
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Village Voice

Top-shelf cast, headed by Tobey Maguire, slips into familiar grooves of adultery, lies, blackmail, and pet poisoning, it's the spectacular...
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In The Details' finest moments, writer-director Jacob Aaron Estes exerts a precise control over tone using sound and performance; in its...
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Boston Globe

By Mark Feeney
Manages to be both compelling and unsatisfying. But what limits it isn't lack of execution. The movie is many things, but a mess isn't one...
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The Playlist

By Cory Everett
Described as an "existential horror film," The Details can't quite reach the same level of excellence as The Coen Brothers' recent "A...
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Time Out New York

If only writer-director Jacob Aaron Estes had bothered to dig a little bit deeper than those damn raccoons did.
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By Eric Kohn
It's a familiar mold: the perils of suburban discontent have been so thoroughly explored that The Details plays like a hodgepodge of...
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Slant Magazine

By Andrew Schenker
The Details is as smug and self-satisfied as its privileged lead character.
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Cancels itself out by being too campy to take seriously and too tragic to laugh at.
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Maguire Is Barely Alive While Committing Serious Crimes of Passion

By pedsarq
This was an exhausting movie to sit through. The recurring imaginary scene in the movie is a piano falling on Maguire and crushing hime. Sadly, this never happens to this pathetic excuse for a...

The Details

By Godawgsmom
What a WONDERFUL cast! It's definitely a different kind of comedy but has you laughing! Went to a screening with a Q & A afterwards with Jacob much more to the movie than first take! ...

The Details is a must see!

By gregory1234m
My girlfriend and I loved this film. What an original piece of work with stellar performances by Laura Linney and Ray Liotta. We have been so discouraged by the kind of things out in the theatres...

Best Dark Comedy Slince Fargo

By jaax44
This is the most intelligent dark comedy I've seen since Fargo. Tremedous performances by an all star cast, especially Laura Linney as an over the top eccentric who is still sexy enough to seduce. ...

Now love Tobey Maguire

By kkcreevy
Everybody in the cast was fantastic, but Tobey Maguire was a special kind of fantastic. Loved the exploration of morally ambiguous choices (along with morally reprehensible ones). Great stuff....

JLBravo independent.

By jnmsweeney
The cream that makes this film blend smooth is credited to the casting team who must of sold it like a telethon special in order to fill this block party cast of heavy hitters and new comers like the...


By teacherwriting
At first, this seemed like an odd, barely entertaining flick, and then suddenly it became brilliant, and then a little too campy, but somehow it worked by the end and I left feeling very impressed, as...

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Rated R | For Language, sexual content, some drug use and brief violence
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