• R, 1 hr. 31 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Jacob Aaron Estes
    In Theaters:
    Nov 2, 2012 Limited
    On DVD:
    Apr 30, 2013
  • The Weinstein Company


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The Details Reviews

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Cory Everett
The Playlist

Despite some tonal stumbles, the film mostly finds its footing and becomes an enjoyable comic enterprise.

Full Review Source: The Playlist | Original Score: C+

July 10, 2013
Bill Gibron
Film Racket

a painfully dull slog through an exceedingly stupid subdivision

Full Review Source: Film Racket | Original Score: 1.5/5

April 21, 2013
Todd Jorgenson

The script is somewhat provocative in its examination of relationships during absurd circumstances, but its twists eventually become less compelling.

Full Review Source: Cinemalogue.com

November 22, 2012
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune

Estes never seems to find the balance between dark farce and existential drama, and the cast - especially the goofy Maguire - is left trying to sort it all out.

Full Review Source: Salt Lake Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

November 9, 2012
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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"The Details" is not just entertaining, but potentially useful.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 4/4

November 8, 2012
John Hartl
Seattle Times
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As the title suggests, it's all in the details, which writer-director Estes provides in large if not always convincing doses.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

November 8, 2012
Brian Orndorf

There are a few highlights worth a look and an accomplished supporting cast to ease the oddity along, yet The Details doesn't add up to much despite its rather elaborate design of misery.

Full Review Source: Blu-ray.com | Original Score: C

November 8, 2012
David Noh
Film Journal International

It's a Weinstein release, but I don't foresee any big Oscar push for this wacky misfire.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

November 5, 2012
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

The longer it went on, the more eager I was for it to be over.

Full Review Source: Aisle Seat | Original Score: 1/4

November 3, 2012
James Verniere
Boston Herald

A very well cast, R-rated TV sitcom.

Full Review Source: Boston Herald | Original Score: B

November 2, 2012
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media

Bad choices and immoral acts go unpunished in dark comedy.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

November 2, 2012
Tom Long
Detroit News
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It's hard to make a fine actress like Laura Linney look off-key and shrill, but "The Details" manages to do just that. It's hardly an accomplishment.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: D+

November 2, 2012
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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"The Details" cancels itself out by being too campy to take seriously and too tragic to laugh at.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1/4

November 2, 2012
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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"The Details" wears its quirky heart on its sleeve, signaling (and smirking at) its own silliness, at every opportunity, with an intrusively antic score that makes everything sound like a giant joke.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 1.5/4

November 2, 2012
Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
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It all adds up to create a dicey morality tale that's as improbable as it is strangely believable.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3/5

November 1, 2012
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

The wacky is forced and unfunny and the misery is nowhere near wretched enough.

Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher

November 1, 2012
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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Instead of turning soft and squishy, this examination of karma gets tougher as it goes along. Its refusal to settle into a cozy niche may be commercially disastrous, but I take it as a sign of integrity.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

November 1, 2012
Joel Arnold
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In exploring how easily and strangely the life Jeff and Nealy have built together unravels, The Details lays out a series of mundane and dangerous objects as signposts - provocative keys to the film's darkly comedic and tense puzzle.

Full Review Source: NPR

November 1, 2012
Mark Feeney
Boston Globe
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The movie is many things, but a mess isn't one of them. Estes knows exactly what he wants. Whether it's worth wanting is another matter.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 1, 2012
Roger Moore
McClatchy-Tribune News Service

Maguire, given the chance to play "a dirty philanderer" and "a cheating, cat-killing liar," wrings every laugh he can out of this character. He may not be Spider-Man any longer, but his bug eyes never let him down.

Full Review Source: McClatchy-Tribune News Service | Original Score: 25/4

November 1, 2012
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