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Away From Her Reviews

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June 4, 2007
A magnanimous and devastating directorial debut from the young Canadian actress Sarah Polley.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 30, 2007
Both careful and contrived, Away from Her paints marriage as a series of losses, fulfillments, and compromises, infinitely rewarding and painful.
May 25, 2007
"Away From Her" is one of the great love stories of recent movies, striking because it takes place near the end of a love affair's long journey, rather than at the beginning as so many romances do.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 23, 2007
At the heart of Sarah Polley's impressive directorial debut is that luminous iconic figure of the 1960s, Julie Christie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
May 22, 2007
This very personal film is a deeply affecting work from Sarah Polley, a good actress becoming an even better writer and director.
Full Review| Original Score: 9/10
May 21, 2007
Sarah Polley, a terrific actress, now serves notice that she is a director to watch.
May 19, 2007
Away From Her should be required viewing for caregivers, and perhaps for all of us who have aging relatives.
May 19, 2007
Away From Her offers a moving, thoughtful drama for adults who have felt abandoned by the movie industry.
| Original Score: 3/4
May 18, 2007
Away From Her is a phantom of a movie whose beautiful flakes fall into the deep crevices of memory long after the seasons change.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 18, 2007
With Away From Her, Christie, Pinsent and actress-turned-filmmaker Sarah Polley have crafted an intensely moving portrait of a marriage.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
May 18, 2007
The deeply affecting situation is explored with lyrical artistry, touching drama and remarkable performances in Away From Her, the impressive directorial debut of Canadian actor Sarah Polley.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
May 18, 2007
Beautifully written, from an Alice Munro short story, this movie directed by an actress rarely missteps, even when it bravely includes the dark humor inherent in this situation.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
May 18, 2007
It's a fine and big-hearted debut, but it falls short in ways that make me unable to repay its generosity.
Read More | Original Score: B
May 18, 2007
It is a compassionate portrait of Alzheimer's as an impenetrable cocoon of the unknowable, as seen through an emotionally eloquent prism.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 18, 2007
Sarah Polley gives us one of the year's best films.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 18, 2007
Even if the rest of the film was a complete dog, ,i>Away From Her would be worthwhile simply because it gives Julie Christie so much screen time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 18, 2007
The whole film grows on you. Polley's trademark as an actress is that she gives nothing away at first; you have to watch an entire movie to know everything she's thinking and feeling. Away From Her unfolds with that kind of restraint.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 18, 2007
The revelation is Pinsent..., who has the tougher acting job - to react to Christie's performance and carry the plot as well - and delivers beautifully.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 18, 2007
Spare and poignantly bittersweet, Sarah Polley's wrenching romantic drama ... delves into the painful effects of Alzheimer's disease.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 18, 2007
A profound and poignant requiem for our preferred human conditions.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
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