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Away From Her Reviews

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Nick Rogers
September 25, 2010
No one dreams of the twilight transpiring in "Away From Her," but, in its words, it's not bad luck. It's just life. You can't beat life. A tenderly told tragedy about Alzheimer's Disease's erosive effects, Sarah Polley's film avoids movie-of-the-week sap.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Fernando F. Croce
August 27, 2009
Too content with its own "maturity" and "restraint," yet it invaluably offers Christie for audiences in delicate contemplation, and chaste consummation
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
June 13, 2008
Christie is brilliant as steely but brittle Fiona, a woman who knows her mind completely and yet, in the end, cannot hang on to it, while Pinsent eloquently portrays the gradual ebbing away of a partnership, as delicate and unstoppable as snow-melt.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
February 20, 2008
Una bella historia de amor a merced de una enfermedad, filmada con delicadeza por Sarah Polley y sensiblemente interpretada por Julie Christie, Gordon Pinsent y Olympia Dukakis.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
February 2, 2008
A beautifully acted, poignant film about a man who slowly loses his wife to Alzheimer's.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 12, 2008
A complex series of relationships revolve around a nursing home romance.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Prairie Miller
December 27, 2007
Julie Christie as an Alzheimer's afflicted wife achieves the perfect psychological mixture of despair, mystery, rebellion against the unappreciated devotion that has been her lot in married life, and an ultimate odd but eloquent personal liberation.
Louis Proyect
December 20, 2007
Hallmark card presentation of the onset of Alzheimer's. Totally sincere and totally unrealistic.
Beth Accomando
December 11, 2007
Christie (with whom Polley acted in Hal Hartley's No Such Thing) is still a radiant presence at 66 and she rivets us to the screen.
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
October 22, 2007
Memorable Alzheimer's drama OK for teens and up.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
October 18, 2007
This is a really wrenching film, and all the better for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
David Cornelius
September 25, 2007
There's not a genuine moment to be found in this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
September 14, 2007
Something of an antithesis to the fake fuzziness of any Hallmark movie of the week.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Moira Sullivan
Movie Magazine International
July 22, 2007
The strength of Away From Her rests on the laurels of an excellent director and Julie Christie whose demanding role is interpreted with subtlety, humor and wisdom. Polley said she only had Christie in mind when the film was to be cast.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Chris Kaltenbach
Baltimore Sun
July 10, 2007
Away From Her is that rare movie that breaks hearts with finesse and reserve, not through brute force.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
July 2, 2007
It's nice to see serious issues other than crime and drugs in the movies and even nicer to see a filmmaking talent like Sarah Polley blossoming.
Full Review | Original Score: 82/100
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
June 23, 2007
If the Oscars were really looking for Best Actress, it couldn't go wrong looking this way.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
June 15, 2007
Lovely and cold as a Nordic winter sky, Away From Her is a lacerating, tough movie that's sometimes hard to watch - and impossible to forget
Full Review | Original Score: 91/100
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
June 12, 2007
Tackling a sorrowful subject with compassion and even an occasional laugh, actress Sarah Polley makes an impressive full-length debut as writer and director ...
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Jonathan Kiefer
Sacramento News & Review
June 4, 2007
A magnanimous and devastating directorial debut from the young Canadian actress Sarah Polley.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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