Evening Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
June 28, 2007
Koltai literalizes the symbolism and drowns everything in a sappy, overpowering score; the characters end up sounding like they're reading dialogue from a bad novel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
June 28, 2007
Evening could've been something precious. But it never rises above standard-issue 'chick flick'.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
June 29, 2007
While it's considerably entertaining, it's also a load of prattle.
Full Review | Original Score: 82/100
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
June 29, 2007
There are few things more depressing than a weeper that doesn't make you weep. Evening creeps through its dolorous paces as prudently as an undertaker.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
June 28, 2007
As the cautionary tale of mothers and daughters it negligently aspires to be, Evening is strictly old news.
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
October 23, 2009
Given its stellar cast -- including Vanessa Redgrave, Meryl Streep and Glenn Close -- and source material, it's hard not to think it should be better.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 27, 2009
Antiseptic bourgeois swank
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
June 21, 2007
In Evening, an all-star team of filmmakers takes on a minor-league story.
Edward Douglas
ComingSoon.net
June 27, 2007
It's aggravating to know how much better this would have worked as a stageplay, because sitting through it as a movie is tantamount to being in your own deathbed awaiting the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Tony Macklin
Fayetteville Free Weekly
February 2, 2009
What's the difference between slasher films and chick flicks? In slasher films they suffer less, and they die quicker. Evening, bless its banal heart, is a chick flick in all its fatuous glory.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
July 6, 2007
Even as I admired most of the performances -- and I do stress most of them -- I found myself searching in vain for one character to care about.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
June 28, 2007
Evening is a very pretty, very bad movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Matt Stevens
E! Online
June 29, 2007
This disappointing drama packs in too many characters, too many talky scenes, too many flashbacks.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Nick Schager
Cinematical
June 29, 2007
A weepie examination of female and sexual identity whose worth is roughly equal to that of a used Kleenex.
Victoria Alexander
FilmsInReview.com
June 25, 2007
A bore. I kept saying to myself: "Die already!"
Heather Huntington
ReelzChannel.com
February 9, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
June 29, 2007
Proves that not every book deserves its own film.
| Original Score: 2/5
Brian Orndorf
OhmyNews.com
June 28, 2007
Evening is melodrama with the brake lines slashed -- a curiously dreary installment of the "Who Has More Psychological Baggage!" game show where every character is a winner.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
June 29, 2007
The stellar inter-generational cast can't breathe sufficient life into this airless female angst mood piece to resuscitate the story.
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
June 29, 2007
This weeping ladydrama -- this cinematic doily, this chintz wing chair from a P-town antique boutique -- takes us to the oxymoronic world of WASP emotion.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Bob Mondello
NPR.org
October 18, 2008
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
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