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Another Year (2010)



Critic Consensus: Characterized by strong performances and the director's trademark feel for the nuances of everyday life, Another Year marks another solid entry in Mike Leigh's career of kitchen-sink English drama.

Movie Info

Unique improvisational techniques are employed to construct an intimate portrait of people's lives as a married couple that has remained happy over the years is surrounded, during the course of one year, by friends, colleagues and family members, all who suffer some degree of unhappiness.more
Rating: PG-13 (for some language)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Mike Leigh
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 7, 2011
Box Office: $3.2M
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Stuart McQuarrie
as Tom's Colleague
Ben Roberts
as Mourner
Buddy Uzzaman
as Mr. Gupta
Badi Uzzaman
as Mr. Gupta
Meneka Das
as Mr. Gupta's Friend
Ralph Ineson
as Drill Worker
Edna Dore
as Allotment Lady
Gary Powell
as Man in Bar
Lisa McDonald
as Girl in Bar
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News & Interviews for Another Year

Critic Reviews for Another Year

All Critics (164) | Top Critics (36)

See it at your own risk -- but don't miss it.

Full Review… | February 12, 2011
Top Critic

This movie makes me want to avoid my married friends.

Full Review… | May 3, 2015
Philadelphia Weekly

Another Year is an extremely accessible and gripping film with beautifully observed character moments and outstanding performances by a superb cast, especially Leslie Manville who shines as Mary.

Full Review… | November 9, 2013
We Got This Covered

It's not the most focused Leigh movie, but plot has never been his strong suit.

Full Review… | January 22, 2013
Movie Nation

Leigh sculpts Another Year in time like Edgar Degas painted a picture.

Full Review… | July 11, 2012

Mike Leigh is often dumped in the dour, 'kitchen sink' genre of British filmmaking, but that is to overlook his wily sense of humor.

Full Review… | July 14, 2011
Digital Spy

Audience Reviews for Another Year


A fascinating drama that slowly grows on us with a simple yet nuanced story that follows a year in the life of normal people. The whole cast is fantastic, and Lesley Manville deserves an Oscar for her outstanding performance as Mary the eccentric friend.

Carlos Magalh„es

Super Reviewer


A couple's dysfunctional friends have problems associated with depression and failed relationships.
Mike Leigh's films are character pieces that occasionally revolve around a theme, but Another Year lacks a central theme or compelling characters. The film is episodic, and the central characters, played by Jim Broadbent and Lesley Manville, survive the film without any profound challenges or conflicts. In essence, they are perfect and everyone around them are fucked up, which makes them boring sticks in the wind. The other characters fail to compel any great emotion.
I've read other reviewers whose positive reviews suggest that this film is an affirmation of life. Besides the fact that affirmations of life don't do much for a cynical old bastard like me, true affirmations of life come because one is challenged and survives, not because one looks detached at others' troubles.
Overall, I'm starting to give up on Mike Leigh, especially after that Happy Go Lucky shit.

Jim Hunter

Super Reviewer


More aptly titled Another 100 Years. One long slog of misery. I kept watching because of all the fine actors in this but it was grindingly downbeat. I've watched other Mike Leigh films so was prepared for a somber tone but this one took it to the extreme. Dreary.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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