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Another Year Reviews

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Roe McDermott
Hot Press
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
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
May 3, 2015
This movie makes me want to avoid my married friends.
Will Chadwick
We Got This Covered
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
Roger Moore
Movie Nation
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
Dan Jardine
July 11, 2012
Leigh sculpts Another Year in time like Edgar Degas painted a picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 81/100
Stella Papamichael
Digital Spy
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
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
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.
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
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
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
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
Sean Axmaker
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.
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
June 10, 2011
The orbits of friendship remain in balance
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit
June 10, 2011
Brilliantly acted and unafraid of pain, Mike Leigh's latest takes us to uncomfortable places
Andrew Hedley
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
Grae Drake
April 29, 2011
Mike Leigh is a master of bringing awkward characters to life and making them sympathetic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dave White
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
Jason Best
Movie Talk
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?
Fernando F. Croce
March 14, 2011
A small symphony of maddening looks and recoils, simmering with Ozuisms and a coziness that couldn't be more confronting.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 6, 2011
Endearing family drama, offering generous dollops of Ozu-like wisdom for dealing with the mundane.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
March 4, 2011
The movie is full of small, revealing moments when a character reaches out to another, or pushes away another, and the aftereffects of the gestures are moving because they are so understated.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
March 4, 2011
...a bittersweet study of a happy family, its discontented satellites and the ways we sabotage ourselves.
Full Review | Original Score: 90/100
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