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Boxing Day Reviews

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Kirk Honeycutt
honeycuttshollywood.com
June 25, 2013
Tolstoy's acutely felt story yields a prosaic film tragedy that may connect with festival audiences but few else.
Full Review | Original Score: 5
Damon Wise
Radio Times
December 21, 2012
Huston, as ever, does the devil's work to perfection, but, with no one to like - let alone root for - this soon becomes a very long and tiresome slog indeed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tom Dawson
The List
December 18, 2012
Disappointing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)
December 20, 2012
A commanding performance from Huston and a car sat nav machine called Cynthia make it worth seeing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph (UK)
December 20, 2012
Huston and Jacobs have a marvellously spluttery chemistry, even as events in the mountains reduce them to a pair of wretched creatures, clinging to one another while the cold night gnaws their bones.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
December 20, 2012
There's a rueful wit in this character mismatch which becomes a sort of love match. Zen Buddyism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Jenkins
Little White Lies
December 20, 2012
Takes a bit of getting used to, but it's often very, very funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Dave Calhoun
Time Out
December 18, 2012
Proves timely and persuasive: as the weather becomes colder, so a thaw develops between Basil and Nick's more attractive everyman.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com
December 21, 2012
Corruption, self-interest and rampant bigotry are so clearly portrayed in this riveting documentary that if it doesn't make you angry, maybe there's something wrong with you.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
December 20, 2012
Writer-director Bernard Rose completes his Tolstoy adaptation trilogy with this engaging, painfully topical and sharply written drama, heightened by a terrific pair of performances from Danny Huston and Matthew Jacobs.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 28, 2013
The film unfurls through a series of brilliantly staged and intensely uncomfortable interactions between the supercilious Basil and the grating Nick.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
December 24, 2012
It's a nuanced story, cleverly combining claustrophobia and agoraphobia, and the moving climax takes on a sonorous spiritual tone of revelation and redemption.
Neil Smith
Total Film
December 6, 2012
Bleak as it is, its rigour proves darkly compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
December 20, 2012
Perhaps no movie version could find an equivalent for the original's final lines, but this is another arresting adaptation from Rose.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
December 21, 2012
As small-scale as Boxing Day is, it sustains an unusual atmosphere and an emotional charge of which Tolstoy might have approved - and both performances are memorably etched into it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Scotsman
December 17, 2012
Unfortunately this reworking of Master And Man hasn't the resonance of Ivansxtc, but Huston is slyly compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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