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Another Year Reviews

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February 7, 2018
There is something radical in the way Leigh creates such an intimate, closely observed portrait of a marriage and then essentially takes it for granted, looking elsewhere for the drama to propel the narrative.
August 25, 2017
This movie is really about a departure.
March 11, 2016
Mike Leigh doesn't do thrill rides or happily ever afters, and this character-driven drama marks no new territory for the director. But it may just be his best film yet.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 3, 2015
This movie makes me want to avoid my married friends.
November 9, 2013
Another Year is an extremely accessible and gripping film with beautifully observed character moments and outstanding performances by a superb cast, especially Leslie Manville who shines as Mary.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
January 22, 2013
It's not the most focused Leigh movie, but plot has never been his strong suit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 11, 2012
Leigh sculpts Another Year in time like Edgar Degas painted a picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 81/100
July 14, 2011
Mike Leigh is often dumped in the dour, 'kitchen sink' genre of British filmmaking, but that is to overlook his wily sense of humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 29, 2011
Leigh creates a fascinating diorama in which life-long and contented couple Tom and Gerri sit in sympathy and in judgement on the lonely friends that orbit them.
June 17, 2011
[Observes] the thin lines and acute angles which separate well-adjusted people on a continuing path of contentment from the less fortunate ones who live lives of regret and desperation.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
June 15, 2011
The Hepples are a joy to watch. ... Think about it. How often do we see a great marriage on the big screen?
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
June 11, 2011
There's a lot of anger and misery around them and yet it's amazing how this film... can also be so warming and affirming.
June 10, 2011
The orbits of friendship remain in balance
June 10, 2011
Brilliantly acted and unafraid of pain, Mike Leigh's latest takes us to uncomfortable places
May 16, 2011
A masterful exploration of aging, family bonds, strength and loneliness. As with all his films, Leigh has reflected both the joy and the struggle of living a real life.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 29, 2011
Mike Leigh is a master of bringing awkward characters to life and making them sympathetic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 4, 2011
What's great about this alternately cozy and depressing domestic drama from Mike Leigh is how matter-of-fact it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 14, 2011
Actors will tell you that Leigh's method gives their characters a hinterland. Why is it, then, that they so often look to me like exaggerated caricatures?
March 14, 2011
A small symphony of maddening looks and recoils, simmering with Ozuisms and a coziness that couldn't be more confronting.
March 6, 2011
Endearing family drama, offering generous dollops of Ozu-like wisdom for dealing with the mundane.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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