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Beginners Reviews

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October 7, 2015
"Beginners" ultimately becomes so deeply resonant that you should pack some Kleenexes just in case.
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
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 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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
August 25, 2011
Beginners is perceptive, funny and moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 25, 2011
Veers between being at times rather tedious and at others very moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 25, 2011
A beautifully understated piece of filmmaking and a playfully inventive style of storytelling are combined to great effect in Beginners.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 25, 2011
It does get a bit too cute stylistically, but the easy chemistry between the three leads ensures this adds up to a gentle and often touching charmer.
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