Reign Over Me Reviews

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Brian Marder
Hollywood.com
November 20, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Heather Huntington
ReelzChannel.com
August 26, 2008
A personal drama made accessible by Binder's unusual touch.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
June 16, 2008
It's a gripping and very sad glimpse at grief and it's lasting effects on us when we truly lose something we cherish...
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
December 7, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
October 16, 2007
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 | Original Score: 73/100
Stax
IGN Movies
June 25, 2007
Performances by Sandler and Cheadle give the film enough of what it needs in order to recommend it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Philip French
Observer [UK]
April 28, 2007
This is a rather glossy confection, extremely well performed, in which everyone's problems are perfectly resolved.
Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph
April 20, 2007
This film manages to be not just bearable, but on occasion actually quite affecting.
Helen OHara
Empire Magazine
April 20, 2007
Cheadle's finest hour and proof that Sandler can act. Funny, sad and flawed - like its characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
April 19, 2007
Emotionally engaging, superbly acted drama with a terrific script and impressive direction from writer-director Mike Binder.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
David Jenkins
Time Out
April 19, 2007
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.
Paul Arendt
BBC.com
April 17, 2007
Worth anyone's time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
April 6, 2007
Reign Over Me has some awkward stretches and comedy asides that don't always work, but the core story is touching ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
April 5, 2007
Cheadle provides the movie with a sturdy center around which Sandler can orbit with his character's many moods.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
April 4, 2007
It feels a little undisciplined at times ... but it's bracingly provocative.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Diana Saenger
ReviewExpress.com
April 2, 2007
Reign Over Me is an emotional film with clear messages about none of us having perfect lives. Sometimes it's a close friendship that provides the life jacket to keep us afloat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Frank Wilkins
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
April 1, 2007
Mark Binder greases the wheels of the Sandler/Cheadle on-screen magic with snappy, smart dialogue and expert direction.
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee
March 30, 2007
The friendly spark between them helps smooth over some of the potential pitfalls of Mike Binder's script.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Sean McBride
Sean the Movie Guy
March 28, 2007
a bit pie-in-the-sky, but I must admit that this simple story of male friendship got to me.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
March 27, 2007
Binder's strength is in connecting characters to the world and then connecting them to each other.
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
March 24, 2007

Sydney Morning Herald
March 23, 2007
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