Reservation Road Reviews

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
April 28, 2011
What did we do to deserve these grief-counselor filmmakers? They seem to think they can express something that we cannot, and they're so persistent. It's enough to make us want to run away from home.
Heather Huntington
ReelzChannel.com
August 26, 2008
Ultimately devolves into a Crime and Punishment-esque moral exercise, with heavy-handed social commentaries and a rough ending that left me with a bad taste in my mouth.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
August 3, 2008
Reservation Road, where the event central to this story takes place, is a symbolic crossroads for two families in this engaging drama about a hit and run accident and its aftermath.
May 1, 2008
Would-be screenwriters are advised to catch Reservation Road on cable as it provides an object lesson of three awful script clichés that are to be avoided at all costs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
March 28, 2008
Um drama barato e maniqueísta que apela para truques narrativos rasos a fim de arrancar lágrimas do espectador e, assim, comprovar o próprio valor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze
January 26, 2008
The filmmaker, whether in Rwanda or here at home, admirably weighs the difficult convictions and facile frailties of human nature, and those conflicting impulses towards cowardice and revenge or a far more arduous courage and honor, on a troubled planet.
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
January 26, 2008
prospathei na piasei ligo ap' ola, alla kataligei na min ehei kanenan sygkekrimeno stoho katholoy, i toylahiston kanenan sygkekrimeno poy na mporei na moirastei olokliromena mazi soy
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
January 4, 2008
George's thriller reveals itself to be nothing more than a by the numbers melodrama that's only saved by the excellent performances...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
December 14, 2007
A disappointing drama featuring paper thin female characters is rescued only by a superb performance from Mark Ruffalo.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
December 6, 2007
George sustains this lightweight soap opera with the predictable pap of a Lifetime channel movie...this particular Road is certainly under construction.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Michael Ferraro
Bronsonfive
December 5, 2007
It's a gripping enough subject matter that isn't exactly given an engaging or focused enough screenplay to be as powerful as it so desperately strives for.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
November 30, 2007
A good psychological and moral drama.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 28, 2007
The pileup of coincidences makes this film inevitably seem like a car wreck... .
Full Review | Original Score: B-
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
November 24, 2007
fodder more suitable for a moralistic made-for-TV "after school special"
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
November 17, 2007
What starts as a sensitive, involving drama about grief and guilt annoyingly degenerates into a trite thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
November 14, 2007
In Reservation Road, a clanking melodrama in which men suffer loss, grief, and guilt.
Kit Bowen
Hollywood.com
November 2, 2007
With a cast like Phoenix, Ruffalo and Connelly, you know you're in for, at the very least, some compelling performances -- a fact that thankfully saves Reservation Road from utter banality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Michele Kenner
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
November 1, 2007
The bulk of the movie rings false.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jonathan Kiefer
Sacramento News & Review
October 29, 2007
Rather than just another one-dimensional they-made-me-a-vigilante movie, this is, um, just another two-dimensional trudge of solemnity, delicately extracted from only the best stock of irritatingly respectable literary fiction.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
October 28, 2007
Adds nothing new or fresh to our understanding of how individuals cope with the sudden and tragic death of a loved one.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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