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About Schmidt Reviews

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Kevin Carr
Fat Guys at the Movies
January 10, 2016
[It] toys with convention, leading us down that happy ending path and then hopping off of it again. It's refreshing, if not humorously frustrating.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
January 20, 2011
Sharply observed, Alexander Payne's poignant comedy is a character study of an ordinary American, who embarks on a journey of self-discovery and in the process becomes humanized and extraordinary.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Emanuel Levy
January 19, 2011
Alexander Payne's poignant serio comedy is a sharply observed character study, featuring Jack Nicholson in a towering performance as an ordinary American embarking late in life on a journey of self-discovery.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
September 2, 2010
Heartfelt Nicholson, not for kids at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
July 6, 2010
About Schmidt is a touching, human story about a man who comes to the realisation that his life is nothing more than a failure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Michael Dequina
February 6, 2009
A simple, silent, static shot of Nicholson's face is one of the most beautiful, powerful, indelible images of the 2002 movie year.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Alan Dale
September 26, 2006
[Y]ou laugh with a growing sense of dread because it makes you feel what it's like to realize it's too late to help yourself.

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5

July 5, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
November 1, 2004
Great work by Jack Nicholson in the title role plus Kathy Bates, Hope Davis and Dermot Mulroney at the tempered hand of writer/director Alexander Payne.
| Original Score: A
Tony Medley
October 7, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Clint Morris
June 2, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
January 6, 2004
I don't know if there is another actor alive who could have made About Schmidt as entertaining as it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
January 6, 2004
[W]hen Nicholson decides to bring a character to life, he's so captivating that you forget he's a movie star. Such is the case with About Schmidt.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/5
Matt McAllister
Future Movies UK
November 22, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Jurgen Fauth
October 15, 2003
At once ridiculous and profoundly touching.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Foucher
EDGE Boston
October 7, 2003
Bring your patience to the latest Jack Nicholson film... it's very slow, but very rewarding.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
September 6, 2003
With Nicholson, Payne has made his best film yet, a movie that is funny and touching without ever compromising its vision.
| Original Score: A
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