A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Reviews

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November 7, 2019
An absolutely beautiful film expertly acted and directed, with Marielle Heller's pacing allowing silences that give room for nuanced storytelling that has both heartbreak and hope.
November 5, 2019
Hanks truly astounds in this performance. We're so used to seeing him in parts where he dominates every scene. Here, he takes a backseat (well, maybe a passenger seat).
October 26, 2019
It's far from a perfect work and it's certainly no classic, but it's a particularly charming and sweet film with strong performances and significant messages.
October 21, 2019
Hanks won me over when he sang the Mister Rogers theme song. The warmth just oozed off the screen and he, of course, is extraordinary.
October 19, 2019
With Hanks,A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhoodhas its guiding light, steering what could've been a cliche story about the transformation of a disgruntled, cynical reporter into something truly magical and life-affirming.
October 18, 2019
More than a straight biopic about Fred Rogers, it plays as a celebration of the late TV host's unforgettable legacy of love, compassion and respect. Tom Hanks embodies Rogers to perfection. [Full Review in Spanish]
October 18, 2019
This isn't just the schmaltzy, heartwarming stuff it may appear. There's something deeper, more thoughtful.
October 18, 2019
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood reinforces [Marielle] Heller's status as one of the most polished, humane directors working today.
October 15, 2019
I blubbed quietly throughout the entire movie. Although that could have been the sleep deprivation.
October 15, 2019
Heller has composed "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" like one of the lessons Rogers would discuss on his program. That is evident from the opening shot. And, Heller maintains that theme until the finale.
October 14, 2019
Mr. Hanks and Ms. Heller have reinforced the thoughtful excellence we have come to expect from them and given us a gift.
October 14, 2019
It allows the viewer to reflect upon his own life, while enjoying an impeccably directed and sublimely performed story. [Full review in Spanish]
October 14, 2019
As with her superb recent adaptation of the literary-forgery memoir Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Heller has a flair for making this kind of material feel nothing like a routine biopic.
October 13, 2019
Tom Hanks' soulful, tender performance as Fred Rogers is enough to make the film sing, but what truly takes it to the next level is Marielle Heller's dynamic, surprising filmmaking.
October 13, 2019
It has gaping issues with its scripting, however when Tom Hanks shows up he reinvigorates life back into the film's flaws.
October 12, 2019
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is such a heartwarming film that its feel-good vibes are undeniable. Thanks to Hanks' lovely performance, it is comfort cinema at its best.
October 11, 2019
A lovely, best-case scenario for a film about Fred Rogers, right up to its sweet and understated final scene - a real trip to the Neighborhood.
October 8, 2019
The deviation from expectations is ultimately what makes the film feel special, as it zigs and zags between fantasy, dream sequences and reality in a way that somehow never ends up feeling chaotic.
October 8, 2019
Each character is a note, their feelings a chord, and together A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood plays the scales of emotion from the sorrowful, lowest notes to the most joyful highs with ease.
September 28, 2019
A testament to the power of forgiveness, positivity, and the immense gift to the world that was Fred Rogers. Precisely the dose of warmth the world could use right now.
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