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The Impossible Reviews

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Christopher Runyon
Movie Mezzanine

What's meant to be a triumphant true story about succeeding under impossible odds ends up feeling more like a Lifetime TV movie.

Full Review Source: Movie Mezzanine | Original Score: C

February 20, 2014
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger

Spanish director Juan Antonio Bayona exploits an international tragedy to tell a syrupy story about a wealthy white family dealing with adversity while completely ignoring the thousands of others who suffered as much or worse.

Full Review Source: The Patriot Ledger | Original Score: D

May 13, 2013
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com

There is an incredibly emotional story to be told from this family's experience, but due to the weak structure and awkward third act, "The Impossible" fails to deliver it.

Full Review Source: Examiner.com | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 20, 2012
Jake Mulligan
Boston Phoenix

The hokum can wear you down worse than the tsunami.

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

January 1, 2013
Tom Clift
Moviedex

Emotional exploitation of the most vile and insensitive kind, The Impossible is an insult to the victims of the tragedy it depicts.

Full Review Source: Moviedex | Original Score: .5/5

October 4, 2012
A.A. Dowd
Time Out Chicago

A sentimental slog that encourages us to celebrate the survival of European tourists while turning a blind eye to the deaths of thousands of others.

Full Review Source: Time Out Chicago | Original Score: 1/5

December 25, 2012
Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
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A Saw movie for middlebrows.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

December 21, 2012
Eric Hynes
Time Out New York
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When it comes to human emotions ... the filmmaker is all thumbs, crassly fumbling for audience response via clichéd uses of dropped-out sound and the occasional twinkling piano.

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

December 18, 2012
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

The dialogue is almost uniformly awful, and the plotting tugs on heartstrings more blatantly than a Hallmark Channel movie.

Full Review Source: Las Vegas Weekly | Original Score: 2.5/5

January 3, 2013
Devin Faraci
Badass Digest

A film that takes the horrors visited upon millions as an excuse to tell the sad tale of a family who lost all their luggage.

Full Review Source: Badass Digest

December 5, 2012
Simon Foster
Screen-Space

That it should be so dramatically inert makes The Impossible one of 2012's most frustrating film-going experiences; you should feel so much of the anguish and suffering, so universal is their pain. But you just don't.

Full Review Source: Screen-Space

November 30, 2012
James Rocchi
MSN Movies
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'The Impossible' is a confounding misfire: so much artistic vision, combined with moral and emotional shortsightedness.

Full Review Source: MSN Movies | Original Score: 2/5

December 19, 2012
Robert Levin
amNewYork

Riveting for a spell, but imbued with a phony uplifting sensibility that detracts from the Thailand tsunami's real story.

Full Review Source: amNewYork | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 21, 2012
Alison Willmore
Movieline

The latter half of The Impossible is so disappointingly movie-ish, tying a bow on the events after portraying them too vividly to allow them to be wrapped so neatly.

Full Review Source: Movieline | Original Score: 6.5/10

December 6, 2012
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

It feels like the wrong story, one that asks us to ignore the suffering of a devastated nation and focus, instead, on a couple of big-name stars whose vacation is spoiled.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 0/4

January 3, 2013
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

Yet one more example of a real-life story someone thought would "make a great movie," "The Impossible" is as flat and predictable as they come.

Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: C-

January 8, 2013
Jessica Holland
Little White Lies

Kind of offensive when you think about it.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 1/5

January 2, 2013
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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''The Impossible'' is about as subtle as a wall of water.

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

December 19, 2012
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

Do we really want to cling to catastrophe's single comfort station, as if it tells us more, or medicates us with a more meaningful moral and spiritual message, than all the horrors that didn't end in a hug, a homily and a final heave of rapturous music

Full Review Source: Financial Times | Original Score: 3/5

December 27, 2012
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth

What reeks most about The Impossible is that it mistakes adventurous titillation for humanitarian mourning.

Full Review Source: Projection Booth

January 10, 2013
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