The Greatest Synopsis
Grief-stricken parents meet a young woman who is pregnant with their late son's child.
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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...
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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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Boston Globe

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

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
A histrionic mess.
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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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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Dignity dies a million deaths despite the best intentions.
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the greatest not

By Westchestermoviefan
I go to movies to be entertained not to undergo grief therapy. Plot obvious, acting good, pace slow. My wife liked it. put is down as a chick-flick....

Five Word Review

By tonyhasit
interesting study dealing with grief...

Five Word Review

By jchindman451
Smart Heartbreaking Excellent Wistful Story...

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Rated R | For some sexual content, drug use and language