Fred Won't Move Out Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 11, 2012
It has a great many shots of trees, leaves and insects and some story gaps.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
September 27, 2012
There is recognizable pain throughout Ledes' film. Yet it never pushes through to anything beyond a surface portrait.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
September 21, 2012
This carefully observed slice of life is dragged down by the dreary and distracting hand-held camerawork.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
September 20, 2012
Except for a subplot about a missing cat that suggests that Fred may be considerably dottier than he appears, the movie gets almost everything right about the uncomfortable moment when grown children are forced to be their parents' parents.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Peter Gerstenzang
Village Voice
September 18, 2012
Mostly, it captures how old age decimates even the people who don't suffer from it.
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Guy Lodge
Variety
June 26, 2012
This thoughtful but exceedingly modest miniature will be best nursed within the festival circuit.