Hope Springs Reviews

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Sophie Haslett
Little White Lies
September 13, 2012
Mildly diverting, but far from either of its lead actors' best.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
September 13, 2012
Hope springs; but not without a witty, pithy script it doesn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
September 13, 2012
The film's strong points are its noble intentions and the nuanced performances by Streep and Lee Jones. But I'm not sure who will actually enjoy this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
September 13, 2012
As the couple try to rekindle the bedroom flame the note of cutesy comedy kicks in and the movie gets phonier and phonier.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express
September 13, 2012
When cinemas are stuffed with juvenile comedies it's a great treat to watch one that is aimed at grown-ups and treats its audience as such.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph
September 13, 2012
In the end, of course, it comes down to the chemistry, and this relationship really does feel like one worth fighting for.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
September 12, 2012
When you have actors this good playing a married couple, how could anything go wrong?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
September 12, 2012
Emotionally engaging and brilliantly acted, this is a sharply observed relationship comedy-drama that deserves credit for sensitively tackling a subject that's surprisingly taboo in mainstream movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
September 12, 2012
Streep and Jones are masters at subtext, conveying everything the lacklustre script and direction miss
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
September 12, 2012
It's not a laugh-out-loud comedy but one which entertains by virtue of the wry look, throwaway remark and the leads' peerless emotional authenticity.
Roz Laws
Birmingham Post
September 12, 2012
Witty, heartbreaking and touching by turns, it's a great little film with a strong message, of not giving up on a relationship because that's the easy way out.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Cath Clarke
Time Out
September 11, 2012
Streep is warm, and she's got the timing of a stand-up. Her performance demands you bat for her woman.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
September 10, 2012
While Hope Springs doesn't pass up many opportunities for cheap laughs, it isn't relentlessly vulgar or cruel to its characters. There is an audience for it, possibly a substantial one.
Full Review | Original Score: 86/100
Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine
September 9, 2012
Very funny, it's also penetrating on the ravages of time on love and marriage and sweetly touching, but with abundantly incongruous randy content to heartily amuse.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Justin Craig
FoxNews.com
September 5, 2012
You can do yourself a solid and save some money on future therapy sessions by letting Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones and Steve Carell guide you.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Ellen E Jones
Total Film
September 3, 2012
Fine turns from Streep and Jones bedrock this compassionate, quietly subversive drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Simon Foster
Screen-Space
August 29, 2012
Jones should be in line for an Oscar nomination; so should Taylor's script. So to Streep, though her sublime skill at underplaying Kay is not as grandly showy as the Academy seems to like in her work.
August 28, 2012
A grounded romantic drama about seniors, sex and the mortality of a long-standing marriage...a superbly performed, subdued and meticulously directed film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
August 25, 2012
"Hope Springs" works best in its minimalist moments, when there's only three (or fewer) actors onscreen, and they're all catching fire at the same time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Frances Morton
Flicks.co.nz
August 23, 2012
Attempts to be a relatable chick flick for the gold card crowd, but the characters are so one-dimensional and cliché.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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