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Beginners Reviews

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September 27, 2017
Every part of the film fits together perfectly, be it the acting, characters, story, direction; they're all perfect.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
September 8, 2017
... at its core, Beginners is about finding happiness, even at the end.
Full Review | Original Score: A
August 25, 2017
Plummer will take your breath away. As a man who learns it's never to late to fall in love (or lust), he may have wrapped up a best supporting Oscar.
October 7, 2015
"Beginners" ultimately becomes so deeply resonant that you should pack some Kleenexes just in case.
May 12, 2015
Mills needs to look up from the lint that's collected in his navel.
July 12, 2013
Mike Mills treats love and loss with a disarming tenderness and a refusal of sentimentality that make Beginners, his second feature, something of an anomaly among male identity flicks. What a finely wrought, wryly funny, transcendently sad movie this is.
June 22, 2013
It understands death better than it understands life; it understands memories more than it understands what to learn from them.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 2, 2013
Beginners, beyond its pervasive atmosphere of melancholy and loss, suffers from a little self-indulgence. It's your typical indie drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
January 1, 2013
Plummer, who won an Oscar for this, is that rare actor lucky enough to manage half a century of undiminished dash and elan on screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 15, 2012
Life begins at death. A funny, engaging romantic dramedy about never being too late to find happiness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 26, 2012
Una historia profundamente humana en la que el director no teme escarbar en sus propios fantasmas. Christopher Plummer se adueña de su personaje de una manera tierna y conmovedora, que le valió el Oscar como mejor actor de reparto.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 2, 2012
Good performances by McGregor, Plummer and Laurent. A lot of odd characters in this film. The idea of a cute little dog communicating with people by telepathy worked pretty well.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 28, 2011
McGregor and Plummer put on a master's exhibition of timing, tone and tenacity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 21, 2011
In any other movie, the key character of Arthur, a soulful Jack Russell terrier, would draw all the attention away from the two-legged protagonists, but the performances by the three leads are so superb that everyone is able to share in the glory.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 7, 2011
Like his irreverent film Thumbsucker, Mills tackles dark territory but never strays too far into melancholy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 28, 2011
Mills frames the tale with enough melancholy and self-reflection to give Beginners more than its fair share of observational truths.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 16, 2011
[Director Mike] Mills... gives the film a celebratory passion in the quiet closeness of father and son and the playful first-person storytelling...
October 18, 2011
A quietly moving, delicately mounted romantic drama that touches the heart with resorting to melodrama or an over-reliance on conflict.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 29, 2011
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Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 26, 2011
McGregor and Plummer offer up two perfectly weighted, occasionally humorous and often heartbreaking performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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