• R, 2 hr. 21 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Derek Cianfrance
    In Theaters:
    Mar 29, 2013 Limited
    On DVD:
    Jul 23, 2013
  • Focus Features

Critic Review - Moviedex

A film so thematically and dramatically rich, soulful and suspenseful, it carves itself into your consciousness and refuses to leave.

September 11, 2012 Full Review Source: Moviedex | Comments (13)
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Comments

Seb M

Seb Moore

awesome. get your vid up chris!

Sep 11 - 07:43 AM

Cody Gildea

Cody Gildea

So glad you saw this. I'm upset though, I heard they want to release it in 2013 :(

Sep 11 - 06:21 PM

Gage Kent

Gage Kent

@nobody ofconsequence, do you really not have anything better to do than hate on Mr. Stuckmann? I don't see YOU writing movie reviews. I don't see that YOU have a youtube channel that is growing rapidly in popularity. The only hack here is you. Why don't you go SWIM somewhere else. The only person stupid enough to have to use a thesaurus to look up "thematically" and "dramatically" is yourself. Good day sir.

Sep 11 - 11:23 PM

nobody o.

nobody ofconsequence

This hack of a critic SWIMS in a thesaurus..

Sep 11 - 09:55 PM

Gage Kent

Gage Kent

@nobody ofconsequence, do you really not have anything better to do than hate on Mr. Stuckmann? I don't see YOU writing movie reviews. I don't see that YOU have a youtube channel that is growing rapidly in popularity. The only hack here is you. Why don't you go SWIM somewhere else. The only person stupid enough to have to use a thesaurus to look up "thematically" and "dramatically" is yourself. Good day sir.

Sep 11 - 11:24 PM

nobody o.

nobody ofconsequence

Gage, I don't need to have a you tube channel to justify my opinion of your little critic here. I don't need to write reviews to see that Rotten Tomatoes allowed a hack to affect the meter. It's like picking a stray homeless person to become a stock broker , that's exactly what it is.

Chris has a fan base that supports him but this isn't a popularity contest. This is film criticism and when I see someone who has cut corners to get a position above others who have worked to get degrees in journalism and study the history of film I have every reason to voice my opinion on the matter.

This kid belongs on you tube not on Rotten Tomatoes, You Tube is the place where any kid with an opinion can be a superstar but rotten tomatoes is a place where professionals go...at least it used to be.

Sep 12 - 03:29 AM

nobody o.

nobody ofconsequence

Until I see other critics..REAL critics defend him and not little teeny boppers I will continue to try to get rotten tomatoes to see they made a huge mistake.

Sep 12 - 03:30 AM

Gage Kent

Gage Kent

I got it. You are a troll. Well done. I was actually convinced for a moment that you are a trully pathetic person. But you are just a troll who everyone has just kept feeding. Well done. You almost got me!

Sep 12 - 12:20 PM

Gage Kent

Gage Kent

Also, just looking on RT I see many reviewers who seem to put no effort whatsoever into their reviews. Chris, love him or hate him, does put a lot of effort into his reviewing. You can tell. So why not troll somebody else?

Sep 12 - 12:24 PM

Joe Marino

Joe Marino

Dude, I saw the movie and I agree with Chris Stuckmann's assessment. Calm the f**k down. Until you see the movie, I don't think anyone particularly cares what you think of Chris. Stop bringing your pathetic whining ass in this forum if you have nothing critical or significant to say. You hacks are a dime a dozen and it's sickening to see to what level of crap you'll allow yourself to sink into in order to make your idiotic point.

Sep 13 - 02:04 PM

Jochem Rinsma

Jochem Rinsma

What do you mean he doesn't have a point? Look, Chris Stuckmann is one of the better reviewers on YouTube and yes, he does put a lot of effort into his videos. The fact of the matter is that he's not a critic, Stuckmann said himself that he is simply a man who likes movies. I don't think you can contemplate the fact that licensed critics have spent so much of their life studying to become what they truly want to be, a critic under actual news papers for example like the Washington Post. I like Chris, I watch a lot of his videos and a large amount of the time I agree with him, but it's a shame to see that the professionals are getting less popular than the less experienced. Oh and by the way, he's criticizing the review, not the movie, I bet its as good as he says it is. And let's not use immature words like troll and hack, it makes your point all the more meaningless. Also, I don't think it takes a thesaurus to use words like thematically, dramatically, soulful, suspenseful, and consciousness. The sentence, in my opinion, is actually quite well put.

Sep 14 - 10:41 AM

Jackie Tilley

Jackie Tilley

gotta love twats who have nothing better to do then abuse reviewers for doing what they love

Sep 16 - 06:03 PM

Joe Marino

Joe Marino

Go away, Fury. You're embarrassing yourself.

Sep 20 - 07:34 AM

Cole Jaeger

Cole Jaeger

He's writing for a website now so he is technically a professional

Sep 27 - 02:50 PM

Efrain S.

Efrain Sanchez

"nobody ofconsequence" you are a worthless cunt who is shitting on someone who did nothing but like a movie. So please take a big step back and literally FUCK YOURSELF! You talk about professionalism (I bet you looked up that word once you found out what a thesaurus was)when you lack any sort of professionalism yourself for hating on someone who loved a movie. Go back to sticking that useless head of your's back in you're asshole where it belongs. Who the fuck are you to say stupid shit like who belongs and who doesn't belong in this or that place? Hitler? Please go fuck yourself you disgust me, you piece of shit.

Nov 2 - 10:48 AM

Richard  D.

Richard Dawson

Hey Jackie, if this world was full of people who just wanted to do what they love we wouldn't have any professionals now would we? Typical idiotic fan base protecting their critic. I'm sure they think they are clever in their mind but their immaturity prevents them from making any solid points.

Sep 18 - 04:27 AM

Efrain S.

Efrain Sanchez

Richard Dawson you are a pathetic cunt who is shitting on someone who did nothing but like a movie. So please take a big step back and literally FUCK YOURSELF!

Nov 2 - 10:34 AM

Cole Jaeger

Cole Jaeger

I don't care if he sucks or not. Maybe he does. He's a little bit of a fanboy, but what are you going to do about it. He cuts corners in you can't. That sucks for you but does it effect your life? No, so just don't bother.

Oct 9 - 04:46 PM

Greg Spalding

Greg Spalding

Ryan Gosling has quickly become one of my favorite actors in recent years. Loved his performances in Half Nelson, Blue Valentine, and Drive. Looking forward to seeing this and anything else he does throughout the rest of his career.

Sep 11 - 11:38 PM

Darian Dorafshar

Darian Dorafshar

People can say what they like about whether or not Chris Stuckmann is a bonafide film critic (he obviously is, but you who think he is not technically have the right to disagree), but I find myself agreeing with what he has to say about films more consistently than almost any other critic, barring perhaps Richard Roeper, and that's all I need, not some document that tells me he is qualified to share his opinion. Also, the people at RottenTomatoes might be a tad bit more qualified than User #483438979 in deciding who is qualified to review films, don't you think?

Oct 4 - 09:33 PM

Darian Dorafshar

Darian Dorafshar

People can say what they like about whether or not Chris Stuckmann is a bonafide film critic (he obviously is, but those who think he is not technically reserve the right to disagree), but I find myself agreeing with what he has to say about films more consistently than almost any other critic, barring perhaps Richard Roeper, and that's all I need, not some document that tells me he is qualified to share his opinion. Also, the people at RottenTomatoes might be a tad bit more qualified than User #483438979 in deciding who is qualified to review films, don't you think?

Oct 4 - 09:34 PM

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