• 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


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Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close Reviews

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Justin Craig

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 Source: FoxNews.com | Original Score: 9/10

September 25, 2013
Glenn Dunks

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

Full Review Source: Trespass

September 8, 2013
Nicolas Rapold
Film Comment Magazine

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.

Full Review Source: Film Comment Magazine

June 28, 2013
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger

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 Source: The Patriot Ledger | Original Score: D

May 26, 2013
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife

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 Source: Las Vegas CityLife | Original Score: 2/5

April 21, 2013
Andy Lea
Daily Star

An irritating 130-minute dripathon.

Full Review Source: Daily Star | Original Score: 1/5

March 14, 2013
Tom Glasson
Concrete Playground

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

Full Review Source: Concrete Playground | Original Score: 1.5/5

March 4, 2013

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

Full Review Source: NECN | Original Score: D-

August 24, 2012
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

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

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed | Original Score: 1/4

July 13, 2012
Rhett Bartlett
Dial M For Movies

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

Full Review Source: Dial M For Movies | Original Score: 4/5

June 21, 2012
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...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 Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: 87/100

April 29, 2012
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

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 Source: Spectrum (St. George, Utah) | Original Score: B

April 16, 2012
Chris Barsanti

...threatens to make the momentous trite.

Full Review Source: PopMatters | Original Score: 5/10

April 13, 2012
Roger Moore
McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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

Full Review Source: McClatchy-Tribune News Service | Original Score: 3/4

March 23, 2012
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

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 Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 5/10

March 22, 2012
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total

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 Source: Uruguay Total | Original Score: 2/5

March 15, 2012
Cameron Williams
The Popcorn Junkie

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 Source: The Popcorn Junkie | Original Score: 3.5/5

March 8, 2012
Jason Best
Movie Talk

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

Full Review Source: Movie Talk

March 5, 2012
Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture

Feels like a Very Special Episode of a hopelessly lightweight kids TV show, misguidedly attempting to have its say on an issue it can barely comprehend, let alone interpret.

Full Review Source: Ultra Culture

March 4, 2012
Leah Rozen
The Wrap
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In the end, the movie is about healing and coming to understand that some things can't be explained.

Full Review Source: The Wrap

March 2, 2012
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