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The Leisure Seeker Reviews

April 13, 2018
There are quieter moments during which the glances between Sutherland and Mirren -- containing memories better left unvoiced -- suggest something worthier than the dreck they're trapped in.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 23, 2018
"The Leisure Seeker" deserves credit for tackling a difficult subject. Unfortunately it comes packaged in a clumsy road movie headed the wrong way down the highway.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
March 22, 2018
Both performers are treasures; both deserve, together and separately, a better showcase than this.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 21, 2018
Sentimental, but not exactly meaningful.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 20, 2018
Unfortunately, the story takes a wrong turn early on, and despite truly fine performances, it never fully satisfies. In fact, it's the kind of movie in which you see so much potential that its doubly disappointing when it doesn't live up to it.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
March 15, 2018
Sometimes an outsider's perspective is a breath of fresh air. In this one, you feel the director holding his nose.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 15, 2018
The film's poignant and powerful ending does provide a saving grace.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 15, 2018
The pleasure of Mirren and Sutherland's company is considerable, but not that considerable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 10, 2018
Mirren and Sutherland can do anything - except save this sentimental drool bucket of senior cinema from driving into a predictable ditch of been-there-seen-that.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 8, 2018
Paolo Virzi's film, based on a novel by Michael Zadoorian, holds few surprises, leaving us with some enjoyable set pieces in a disappointing movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 8, 2018
The sentiment is admirable; the execution decidedly is not.
March 7, 2018
It's a sweet premise ... that isn't fleshed out well in the leaden screenplay, which leans heavily on the most obvious Americana trappings to gin up a lighter side of senility.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 6, 2018
There's beauty here - Virzi is too humane to make a movie without beautiful moments. But a scattered eight or 10 minutes of splendor just isn't worth an almost two-hour investment of time.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
March 6, 2018
The performers are always lively, often engaging, and sometimes moving, worth our contemplation even when the script flags.
January 26, 2018
There are occasional flashes of sweetness and charm, but the parts don't add up to anything substantial.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 19, 2017
If only the film had something to say about America-or about memory, or about families.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
December 15, 2017
Even having tremendous actors like Sutherland and Mirren in the front seat can't enliven this vacation.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 14, 2017
A soggy East Coast road trip saga in which Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland valiantly pretend that rogue treatment of debilitating illnesses has its funny/endearing side.
September 3, 2017
The movie is only willing to serve up its truths halfway. And I still teared up.
September 3, 2017
Not even two actors as talented as Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland can save this dreadfully predictable Alzheimer's road movie.
September 3, 2017
A road movie short on comedy and drama should at least offer a keen level of observation, but here insight is scarce and emotional resonance is faint.