100

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
There may be bigger, costlier, weighter films this year. There's none lovelier.
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

It's simply a quiet and heartbreaking look at the dynamics of one family. That's the beauty of it.
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100

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Satisfying in every respect, it's a piece of blue-collar chamber music, never treating the characters cheaply, allowing them a complex entwinement of emotions.
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Beautiful, compassionate, articulate domestic drama.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It's rare to get a good movie about the touchy adult relationship of a sister and brother. Rarer still for the director to be more fascinated by the process than the outcome. This is one of the best movies of the year.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A small but moving film that gets the details right (life in a sleepy burg, sidewalk chats between old high school pals) and gets at the heart of human longing for family, for love.
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Honest, poignant and very funny, full of memorable, moving moments.
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88

USA Today

By Staff [Not Credited]
The best drama you've seen about Anytown, USA, since "American Beauty."
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85

Mr. Showbiz

By Kevin Maynard
It's the sum of things not spoken, things too painful to express, that's the heart of this quietly moving drama.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
It's a compassionate story about what makes people tick and what really matters.
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85 out of 100
Universal acclaim
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.