• PG-13, 1 hr. 39 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    David Frankel
    In Theaters:
    Aug 8, 2012 Wide
    On DVD:
    Dec 4, 2012
  • Sony Pictures


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Hope Springs Reviews

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Sophie Haslett
Little White Lies

Mildly diverting, but far from either of its lead actors' best.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 2/5

September 13, 2012
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

Hope springs; but not without a witty, pithy script it doesn't.

Full Review Source: Financial Times | Original Score: 2/5

September 13, 2012
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]

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 Source: Daily Mail [UK] | Original Score: 2/5

September 13, 2012
Peter Bradshaw

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 Source: Guardian | Original Score: 2/5

September 13, 2012
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express

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 Source: Daily Express | Original Score: 4/5

September 13, 2012
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph

In the end, of course, it comes down to the chemistry, and this relationship really does feel like one worth fighting for.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 3/5

September 13, 2012
Jeff Beck

When you have actors this good playing a married couple, how could anything go wrong?

Full Review Source: Examiner.com | Original Score: 3/4

September 12, 2012
Matthew Turner

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 Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 4/5

September 12, 2012
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Streep and Jones are masters at subtext, conveying everything the lacklustre script and direction miss

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 12, 2012
Tim Evans
Sky Movies

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.

Full Review Source: Sky Movies

September 12, 2012
Roz Laws
Birmingham Post

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 Source: Birmingham Post | Original Score: 3/5

September 12, 2012
Cath Clarke
Time Out
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Streep is warm, and she's got the timing of a stand-up. Her performance demands you bat for her woman.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

September 11, 2012
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

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 Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: 86/100

September 10, 2012
Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine

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 Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

September 9, 2012
Justin Craig

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 Source: FoxNews.com | Original Score: 7/10

September 5, 2012
Ellen E Jones
Total Film

Fine turns from Streep and Jones bedrock this compassionate, quietly subversive drama.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 3/5

September 3, 2012
Simon Foster

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.

Full Review Source: Screen-Space

August 29, 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 Source: 3AW | Original Score: 4/5

August 28, 2012
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune

"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 Source: Salt Lake Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 25, 2012
Frances Morton

Attempts to be a relatable chick flick for the gold card crowd, but the characters are so one-dimensional and cliché.

Full Review Source: Flicks.co.nz | Original Score: 2/5

August 23, 2012
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