• PG-13, 2 hr. 9 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:    Stephen Daldry
  • In Theaters:    Jan 20, 2012 Wide
  • On DVD:    Mar 27, 2012
  • Warner Bros. Pictures

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close Reviews

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Clayton Davis
AwardsCircuit.com
September 14, 2014

Horn dives into one of the most complex character's I've seen created for a child and shakes loose.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jack Giroux
Film School Rejects
August 11, 2014

Dull and lifeless.

Full Review | Original Score: C
Justin Craig
FoxNews.com
September 25, 2013

Eric Roth's nimble screenplay and composer Alexandre Desplat's delicate score also help solidify "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" as one of the best movies movies of 2011

Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Glenn Dunks
Trespass
September 8, 2013

This movie is exquisitely made, as Daldry provides a typically classy craft effort.

Nicolas Rapold
Film Comment Magazine
June 28, 2013

Daldry delivers a surprisingly engaging adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer's stridently voiced novel about a precocious boy dealing with the death of his father in the terror attacks.

Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
May 26, 2013

It's a toss-up as to which is more annoying: the scatter-shot screenplay by Eric Roth or the increasingly grating lead performance by newcomer Thomas Horn.

Full Review | Original Score: D
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife
April 21, 2013

Oskar expounds to excess, a problem that becomes worse as time drags on and is particularly excruciating during the one-way verbal dialogues with Von Sydow

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Andy Lea
Daily Star
March 14, 2013

An irritating 130-minute dripathon.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Tom Glasson
Concrete Playground
March 4, 2013

This adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer's 9/11 novel is long, shallow and unconcealed in its efforts to make you cry.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Erick Weber
NECN
August 24, 2012

As Oskar opines about his father's casket: "It's just an empty box". The same charge the film's guilty of.

Full Review | Original Score: D-
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
July 13, 2012

Probably one of the most exploitative and heavy handed films concerning 9/11 I've ever seen.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Rhett Bartlett
Dial M For Movies
June 21, 2012

It is the best of the 9 films nominated for the Best Picture Oscar.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
April 29, 2012

...there's nothing very special about Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, other than the remarkable Max von Sydow and a preternaturally alert performance by young Thomas Horn

Full Review | Original Score: 87/100
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
April 16, 2012

It may try too hard, and it borders on the implausible early and often, but the performance of newcomer Thomas Horn is relentlessly earnest and believable.

Full Review | Original Score: B
Chris Barsanti
PopMatters
April 13, 2012

...threatens to make the momentous trite.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Roger Moore
McClatchy-Tribune News Service
March 23, 2012

The mysteries aren't that mysterious and some may have a hard time embracing its abrasive hero.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
March 22, 2012

When it was finally over, I found myself not just disappointed, but a little annoyed. Frankly, it seems more than a little like a cheat.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
March 15, 2012

Es uno de esos raros ejemplos en que el original literario es visualmente mucho más rico que su versión cinematográfica. Lo mejor es su protagonista, el increíble Thomas Horn.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Cameron Williams
The Popcorn Junkie
March 8, 2012

Despite indulgences it works well because there is a really nice message that lies at the heart of the film. When our energies are all directed towards good, amazing things can happen.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jason Best
Movie Talk
March 5, 2012

What seemed a gimmicky device on the page feels even more awkwardly whimsical and implausible on screen

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