• R, 2 hr. 4 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Mike Binder
    In Theaters:
    Mar 23, 2007 Wide
    On DVD:
    Oct 9, 2007
  • Sony Pictures

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Reign Over Me Reviews

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Mike Binder, a director of TV-sized smarm, continues to dismantle his own best effects

Full Review Source: CinePassion

August 27, 2009
Tony Macklin
Fayetteville Free Weekly

Reign Over Me is like spending two hours with a shrink. Self-absorbed and repetitive, it has an occasional moment of truth, and a lot of hot air.

Full Review Source: Fayetteville Free Weekly | Original Score: 2.0/5

February 2, 2009
Heather Huntington
ReelzChannel.com

A personal drama made accessible by Binder's unusual touch.

Full Review Source: ReelzChannel.com | Original Score: 8/10

August 26, 2008
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

It's a gripping and very sad glimpse at grief and it's lasting effects on us when we truly lose something we cherish...

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

June 16, 2008
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review

The main problem is Reign Over Me always skirts around the issue instead of tackling it head on. Depression and loss are hell, and hopefully friends can be there to bring you out of it.

Full Review Source: The Scorecard Review | Original Score: 5/10

March 3, 2008
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide

Like the characters populating it, this film leaves us with a sense that something is missing, but it's still smart, compelling, offbeat, and worth seeing.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 73/100

October 16, 2007
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Pretty much a run-of-the-mill carbon copy of Rain Man.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 4/10

September 27, 2007
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound

Has its heart in the right place, and its message that everyone should be able to grieve in their own time is admirable, but Mr. Binder doesn't have enough to say to sustain the film's running time.

Full Review Source: Big Picture Big Sound | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 14, 2007
Stax
IGN Movies

Performances by Sandler and Cheadle give the film enough of what it needs in order to recommend it.

Full Review Source: IGN Movies | Original Score: 3.5/5

June 25, 2007
Philip French
Observer [UK]

This is a rather glossy confection, extremely well performed, in which everyone's problems are perfectly resolved.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

April 28, 2007
Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph

This film manages to be not just bearable, but on occasion actually quite affecting.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph

April 20, 2007
Andrew Pulver
Guardian

Without Sandler, Reign Over Me would be a gloopy, post-9/11 love-in, making cavalier use of a fine but helpless cast.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 2/5

April 20, 2007
Ian Johns
Times [UK]

It's as if 9/11 was simply coopted to bring an extra weight to a script that couldn't be trusted to deliver on its own.

Full Review Source: Times [UK] | Original Score: 2/5

April 20, 2007

A self-indulgent addition to American cinema's post-9/11 cinema, Reign Over Me sees Sandler over-reaching himself in a straight-faced role.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 2/5

April 20, 2007
Helen OHara
Empire Magazine

Cheadle's finest hour and proof that Sandler can act. Funny, sad and flawed - like its characters.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

April 20, 2007
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit

Has a good heart, and does some things very well, but may bore passive audiences

Full Review Source: Movie Habit | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 19, 2007
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

Emotionally engaging, superbly acted drama with a terrific script and impressive direction from writer-director Mike Binder.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 4/5

April 19, 2007
David Jenkins
Time Out
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Director Mike Binder has twigged on to the fact that if you root Sandler's genially churlish moron act into a more sober foundation, a vulnerable, believable and even lovable character can begin to emerge.

Full Review Source: Time Out

April 19, 2007
Paul Arendt
BBC.com

Worth anyone's time.

Full Review Source: BBC.com | Original Score: 3/5

April 17, 2007
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies

Successful until the rusty workings of its story gears start to show.

Full Review Source: Mark Reviews Movies | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 12, 2007
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