• R, 1 hr. 53 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Rodrigo García
    In Theaters:
    Jan 27, 2012 Limited
    On DVD:
    May 15, 2012
  • Roadside Attractions

Critic Review - New Yorker

What you feel, watching Close, is not that you are watching gender being bent into new, absorbing shapes but that you might as well have stayed home and leafed through a book on Magritte.

January 30, 2012 Full Review Source: New Yorker | Comments (7)
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Lin Rolens

Lin Rolens

Please note that Anthony Lane in all his years of reviewing at The New Yorker has never seen a film he's liked. Ignore him.

Feb 3 - 08:27 PM

Marty Wisott

Marty Wisott

The comment above lacks substance. Check here to see for yourself that Mr. Lane has reviewed both positive and negative: http://www.metacritic.com/critic/anthony-lane?filter=movies

Feb 7 - 07:17 AM

Aaron D.

Aaron D.

I must agree with Marty W.; Lin's comment is without merit. Lane writes for the New Yorker - perhaps you've heard of it. And he's the best film critic they have. I won't mention the other one. To be on point: this movie is not very enjoyable, notwithstanding Glenn Close's odd performance. But good for her/him; it is evidently a lifelong ambition to do this thing.

Apr 15 - 06:05 PM

Wendy Randall

Wendy Randall

You are obviously blind to true talent.

Apr 13 - 11:14 AM


Marty Whitman

The smarmy, mock RP tone of the review would have nauseated William F. Buckley.
So much for the new New Yorker.

Jun 1 - 08:57 AM

Janet Miller

Janet Miller

Wonderful film... Sad review...

Jun 4 - 02:02 PM


Claudine Jones

Glenn Close seems to have had the idea to underline Albert's timidity; this has the effect, especially in comparison with Janet McTeer's character, of making the guy a complete wuss. Result: I was not moved by his plight, I was annoyed. There's a patented GC moment at the end when the actress gives vent to emotion, but it's too little, too late.
Loved the review. Hated the movie (except McTeer--brilliant).

Jun 11 - 06:18 PM

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