• 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

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
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
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
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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[A] provocatively acrid adult comedy of lies, deceits, and a touch of murder.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B

November 1, 2012
Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
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As if to justify its own title, The Details is familiar in its plotting but uproarious in its incidents.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

November 1, 2012
Scott Tobias
AV Club
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It's more interested in admiring its own architecture than building something worth residing in.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C

November 1, 2012
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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It's a frustrating movie in its inconsistency.

Full Review Source: Associated Press | Original Score: 2/4

October 31, 2012
Alonso Duralde
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The perpetrators and victims here are all such smug, dull caricatures that none of the intended satirical barbs have anywhere to land.

Full Review Source: TheWrap

October 31, 2012
Matt Singer
Time Out New York
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This attempt at black comedy is so busy twisting through its plot that it barely has time for its characters.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/5

October 31, 2012
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