75

New York Observer

By Rex Reed
A film of maturity and courage, one that kept me consistently engaged. Quite an accomplishment, really, for a new filmmaker on her first date with a camera.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The Greatest raises compelling questions about how parents continue on after the death of a child.
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63

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Brosnan, on a roll with this film and "The Ghost Writer," vividly etches the emotional fissures in a man coming apart. The Greatest takes a piece out of you.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Brosnan has never been so opened up, so emotional and yet so precise in his work. It's a lovely performance in a film that only sometimes deserves him.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Brosnan, who finds the truth in his character, is quite affecting. And Mulligan, gamely defining a surprisingly undefined young woman, is like a sunbeam piercing the gloom.
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The filmmaker’s uncertainty shows itself in drably functional camerawork and an over-reliance on Christophe Beck’s tasteful piano-and-violin score.
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50

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
What a waste of a talented cast! There are times when it can be depressing to see so much acting potential wasted on a script unable to elicit the best from its stars, and this is one such occasion.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
A histrionic mess.
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
So the screenplay is a soap operatic mess, involving distractions, loose ends, and sheer carelessness.
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40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Dignity dies a million deaths despite the best intentions.
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45 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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