Orphans Reviews

  • Aug 27, 2016

    A very underrated movie with really good performances from Albert Finney, Matthew Modine, and Kevin Anderson.

    A very underrated movie with really good performances from Albert Finney, Matthew Modine, and Kevin Anderson.

  • Aug 19, 2016

    Great acting by all and a really compelling story.

    Great acting by all and a really compelling story.

  • Apr 09, 2015

    A tender,endearing uplifting drama that warms as much as breaks ones heart.

    A tender,endearing uplifting drama that warms as much as breaks ones heart.

  • Mar 01, 2015

    A masterpiece! This film shows that with few characters it is possible to create among the best works film art may offer. The 3 main actors are brilliant, the story deep-reaching, and it is a shame this film wasn't received and appreciated the way it genuinely deserves.

    A masterpiece! This film shows that with few characters it is possible to create among the best works film art may offer. The 3 main actors are brilliant, the story deep-reaching, and it is a shame this film wasn't received and appreciated the way it genuinely deserves.

  • Nov 06, 2013

    Sometimes it feels like a play, which it originated from, but overall the acting is pretty good.

    Sometimes it feels like a play, which it originated from, but overall the acting is pretty good.

  • Jun 03, 2013

    A very different kind of movie. But good!!

    A very different kind of movie. But good!!

  • Feb 27, 2011

    While this is a good adaptation of the play, it lacks much of the emotion and depth it had on the stage. In comparison, it seems a bit two-dimensional. It's worth seeing, especially if you've seen the stage version and would like to relive it, but don't settle for this if you have the opportunity to see the play. I wasn't disappointed, but there's just nothing like seeing it live.

    While this is a good adaptation of the play, it lacks much of the emotion and depth it had on the stage. In comparison, it seems a bit two-dimensional. It's worth seeing, especially if you've seen the stage version and would like to relive it, but don't settle for this if you have the opportunity to see the play. I wasn't disappointed, but there's just nothing like seeing it live.

  • Sep 22, 2009

    Bleak, offbeat, depressing, heavy, intense and extremely well acted. It is a skillfully made film, with very good writing, interesting characters. It's a bit strange at times, like Kevin Anderson's character being so extreme, it didn't ring true. Worth a look.

    Bleak, offbeat, depressing, heavy, intense and extremely well acted. It is a skillfully made film, with very good writing, interesting characters. It's a bit strange at times, like Kevin Anderson's character being so extreme, it didn't ring true. Worth a look.

  • Jan 02, 2009

    Nothing but great acting here. Will stay with you for years.

    Nothing but great acting here. Will stay with you for years.

  • Dec 21, 2008

    Based on a play. Albert Finney was wonderful. An all time favorite for me.

    Based on a play. Albert Finney was wonderful. An all time favorite for me.