Reservation Road Reviews

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Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: B
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.
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.
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
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-
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
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
October 27, 2007
When Reservation Road sticks to the dramatic gut, it is a deeply moving and penetrating study in human frailty.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Carla Meyer
Sacramento Bee
October 26, 2007
The film moves from dark to dispiriting and back to dark.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
October 26, 2007
Despite its contrivances, Reservation Road is moving at times, and that's largely due to the skill of its cast.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
October 26, 2007
It starts with devastation and closes, after a few reels of narrative dithering, with a climax of hairpin emotional turns and indisputable power.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Josh Rosenblatt
Austin Chronicle
October 26, 2007
With a cast as good as this one, you're willing to look past the occasional glaring improbability.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
October 22, 2007
Heartbreaking melodrama is too heavy for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
October 22, 2007
[P]owerful and pitiful performances... make it a must-see for fans of stars Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Ruffalo...
October 20, 2007
It's the conflict between these two fathers that makes this worth a look.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 19, 2007
If you're a fan of strong acting performances, you really should grab the Kleenex and take the trip
Pete Hammond
Maxim
October 19, 2007
A powerful human drama that rips into you like a hurricane. Suspenseful, emotional and completely engrossing throughout.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
October 19, 2007
Original and gripping.
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
October 19, 2007
Director Terry George tells this painful and complicated story well.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
October 19, 2007
Unrelentingly bleak, the movie is nonetheless a riveting drama with some outstanding performances...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012
Top Critic
Bob Mondello
NPR.org
October 18, 2008
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April 3, 2008
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 27, 2007
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