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About Schmidt Reviews

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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
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-
September 2, 2010
Heartfelt Nicholson, not for kids at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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
August 7, 2008
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
July 14, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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.
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
July 5, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
Read More | Original Score: A
October 7, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
June 2, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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
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 ReviewRead More | Original Score: 4/5
November 22, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
October 15, 2003
At once ridiculous and profoundly touching.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 7, 2003
Bring your patience to the latest Jack Nicholson film... it's very slow, but very rewarding.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 6, 2003
With Nicholson, Payne has made his best film yet, a movie that is funny and touching without ever compromising its vision.
Read More | Original Score: A
July 25, 2003
Comédia melancólica que traz Nicholson em grande atuação como homem amargo por não ter feito diferença no mundo.
| Original Score: 4/5
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