It works fairly on the screen, but holds none of the effectiveness of Guest's novel.
| Original Score: 3/5
Redford never has topped his directorial debut.
| Original Score: 5/5
...an uncommonly rich and rewarding cinematic experience.
| Original Score: 3/4
A moving, intelligent and funny film about disasters that are commonplace to everyone except the people who experience them.
A sensitive portrait about a young man struggling to regain equilibrium after his brother's death that helps us gain a fresh perspective on adolescence and adulthood.
despite its flaws, Ordinary People is a powerful depiction of the damage done when human beings can no longer communicate with those closest to them
This is a film that will ring true many viewers. The ability of the film to touch 'ordinary' folk so strongly and honestly is the mark of a true classic.
| Original Score: 91/100
Somber and subtly depressing
| Original Score: 4.5/5
An uncomfortable film, one that leaves you aching for its characters. Expect a bit of a funk afterward.
| Original Score: 9/10
| Original Score: 4/5
| Original Score: 2/5