45 Years Reviews

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October 11, 2017
As acted by two performers whose careers extend back to the glory days of British cinema in the 1960s, it builds to a devastating conclusion.
May 10, 2016
How many great movies could be written across the enigmatic, profound face of Charlotte Rampling? Hundreds? Thousands? At any rate, Andrew Haigh's 45 Years is one of them.
March 4, 2016
This story, which grows richer the more you think about it, is a rueful acknowledgment of the fact that few of us can.
February 19, 2016
If the subject matter is familiar, Haigh approaches it in good faith - avoiding both sentimentality and cynicism, and seeking out fresh insight rather than settling for cliche.
February 4, 2016
To know is not the same as to possess, and at any rate, possession is never permanent.
January 29, 2016
In the beautifully acted drama"45 Years," a marriage lives and dies; we watch its agonized struggle, like a butterfly impaled on a pin.
January 28, 2016
What's the big deal? How does an entire film come of this? There are satisfying answers to these questions, but to state them would be to ruin a perfectly good movie.
January 28, 2016
Daringly unsentimental, "45 Years" makes a persuasive case that marriage demands not only patience, but guts.
January 22, 2016
45 Years exposes the paradoxical balance of the successful marriage, one that requires a sentimental suspension of disbelief on the one hand and a hard-headed ability to deal with the everyday on the other.
January 21, 2016
A movie that will shatter you.
January 21, 2016
"45 Years" is a movie about intuition and inner lives, and you have to look fast to catch all its resonances.
January 21, 2016
Both actors deliver a master class in expression by understatement. The most unsettling of ghosts, we are moved to realize, are the ones we try hardest to deny.
January 21, 2016
45 Years is a study in economy, in the beautiful symmetry of word and image and music.
January 21, 2016
This is not an actual horror movie, but the tension grows so great in some scenes you might mistake it for one.
January 21, 2016
Haigh knows how to thread a story in a way that makes it feel deliberate and spontaneous, so that when it reaches its climax, viewers feel that it's both inevitable and utterly devastating.
January 21, 2016
It's cathartic, and moving, without any of the usual obvious contrivances or manipulations.
January 21, 2016
Sometimes, just when you think you have things figured out, life throws a curve ball.
January 7, 2016
casts a hell of a spell. And Courtenay and Rampling reward the film with performances of uncommon subtlety and feeling.
January 4, 2016
Haigh makes his intentions so obvious-and makes his actors display them so blatantly-that all imagination is foreclosed.
January 2, 2016
Haigh understands, as his actors certainly do, that it is possible to hold more than one love in one's heart. This may not be the most romantic of conceptions, but it hits home.
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