• Unrated, 1 hr. 29 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Julie Gavras
    In Theaters:
    Apr 13, 2012 Limited
    On DVD:
    Mar 26, 2013
  • Olive Films

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Late Bloomers Reviews

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Rebecca Barry
Flicks.co.nz

Late Bloomers has its moments but mostly feels like an uncomfortable romp into old age.

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

July 19, 2012
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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It offers shallow pleasures and the satisfaction of seeing two actors in performances better than the film deserves.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 7, 2012
Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
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I'm not sure the social prejudices Gavras tries to mine for laughs here quite exist anymore.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

April 13, 2012
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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It's a delight to see William Hurt and Isabella Rossellini given an age-appropriate showcase that doesn't involve heavy artillery.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3/4

April 13, 2012
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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In a performance that is much deeper than the rest of the movie, Mr. Hurt allows Adam's anger and fear to leak out of his electric blue eyes, which are frequently on the brink of tears.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

April 12, 2012
Mark Jenkins
NPR
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Ultimately, it's not distinctive enough to draw viewers who haven't given much thought to aging. But that still leaves a substantial audience for the film's gentle laughs and modest insights.

Full Review Source: NPR

April 12, 2012
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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"Late Bloomers" could have been a much better movie, if only director and co-writer Julie Gavras were as sensible as her actors.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/5

April 12, 2012
Alison Willmore
AV Club
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Late Bloomers is at its best when it's being breezy and simply taking pleasure in its lead actors, who turn in strong performances in spite of certain clunky character developments.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B-

April 12, 2012
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A comedy about the changes and the challenges faced by a couple entering the far country of old age.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice | Original Score: 4/5

April 11, 2012
Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York
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Extra discredit to the embarrassingly jaunty score by Sodi Marciszewer, which should be taken behind the recording studio and shot.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 1/5

April 10, 2012
Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
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[Rossellini] is radiant in a profoundly ordinary and believable way, as always, and stirs up generational pathos all by herself.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

April 10, 2012
Peter Debruge
Variety
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While the world could certainly use more films about characters entering their sunset years, a solution as toothless and saggy as Julie Gavras' Late Bloomers does little to help the cause.

Full Review Source: Variety

February 23, 2012
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

Late Bloomers is a first rate rom-com about first world problems, with two great veteran actors delivering on a witty and poignant script.

Full Review Source: Matt's Movie Reviews | Original Score: 3.5/5

February 22, 2012
Don Groves
sbs.com.au

Getting old ain't fun in this dreary comedy drama.

Full Review Source: sbs.com.au | Original Score: 1.5

February 20, 2012

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June 20, 2012
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