Affliction - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Affliction Reviews

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June 15, 2017
It's like watching the disintegration of a psyche under a microscope as cracks in Wade's facade erupt into tremors of violence.
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A
August 21, 2009
Nolte could have based his oddly sympathetic performance on the image of a sick animal scrounging for food and shelter along deserted country roads.
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 11, 2007
Schrader has skillfully turned Banks' novel into a compelling character study.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
June 12, 2006
Well acted by Nolte and Coburn, Schrader's strongest film in years is a powerful reverie on family curse, how incontrollable anger, drinking, and violence almost inevitably pass on from one generation to the next.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 8, 2005
Affliction is a shattering film, a dose of bracing naturalism based on Russell Banks' most lacerating novel.
Read More | Original Score: A-
July 7, 2004
One wonders why Dafoe is even in the movie. But Nolte is, and that's what enriches Schrader's bleak drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 17, 2003
A terrifying movie that faces the truth of cruelty and its everlasting results.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 2, 2002
August 30, 2002
The heart of Affliction is Nick Nolte's searing performance.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
August 21, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 18, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 13, 2002
Chilly, despite some remarkable components
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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March 19, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 3, 2002
Rarely has the dynamics of family violence been portrayed on the screen with such grim and palpable power.
February 27, 2001
a powerful, bleak family drama about a son's tragic inability to not become his father
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
Living in a small New England town myself, I can attest to how uncannily realistic the town and the people in it appeared to be.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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