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Every trace of maudlin evaporates in one of Del Toro's lopsided grins.
You can't manufacture honest sentiment.... So, I'd have to call the movie a noble miss.
| Original Score: 5/10
The best part of the film is del Toro's performance, a junkie jumble of many layers, glued together with a deep seated humanity that reaches out to us.
A Susanne Bier film guarantees us a potent emotional journey, and this, Bier's first English language film, dissects hearts and searches for truths.
The film felt very anti-climatic to me for some reason.
| Original Score: 1/5
Where the film's ambitions crumble is in its avowed refusal to make its audience too uncomfortable.
| Original Score: 3/5
I wish someone had lost this script in the fire.
Things We Lost in the Fire sounds like a made-for-Lifetime weeper. But two superlative performances means "Fire" is anything but a by-the-book drama.
| Original Score: 3/4
Less than profound, but consistently honest, Things We Lost in the Fire is neither triumphant nor great, but it is meaningful.
| Original Score: 76/100
Scheduled blowups and symbolic dreams and interminable tears until we all feel like we've learned a little something about loss: We want our two hours back.
| Original Score: D
Often as overwrought as it is heartrending.
| Original Score: B
...never entirely comes off as the searing, hard-to-watch drama it's presumably supposed to be.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
"Things We Lost In The Fire" is an overlong downer that crumbles under the relentless strain of anger and grief.
| Original Score: 2/5
Damaged individuals healing one another is a serviceable idea for a film, but Things We Lost in the Fire is missing an essential component: plausibility.
| Original Score: C-
In an unusual season with so many films are aimed at adults Things We Lost may be the most mature of the lot.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Things We Lost in the Fire: Any sense of rhythm or pace, and an ending that won't make you groan.
A sobering and intimate look at how we handle loss, "Things We Lost in the Fire" is owned by the performance of Benicio del Toro.
Things We Lost in the Fire is certainly not a comedy, but it is definitely mordant with its two Big Themes: Loss and Addiction, both treated in a singularly heavy-handed manner, for which I blame primarily Mr. Loeb's screenplay.
Benicio is the heroine addict with a heart of gold!
| Original Score: 4/10
There is much that is right about this film; it is a shame that it tries a bit too hard and falls a bit short.