Boxing Day

2012

Boxing Day

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82%

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44%
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44%
Average Rating: 3.4/5

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A businessman named Basil and his chauffeur, Nick, drive into the heart of the Rocky mountains in the midst of perilous weather conditions. When the journey becomes potentially fatal, Basil must decide whether he's prepared to sacrifice his own life for the life of another.

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Critic Reviews for Boxing Day

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  • Perhaps no movie version could find an equivalent for the original's final lines, but this is another arresting adaptation from Rose.

    Dec 20, 2012 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Proves timely and persuasive: as the weather becomes colder, so a thaw develops between Basil and Nick's more attractive everyman.

    Dec 18, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Dave Calhoun

    Time Out
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  • [Director Bernard] Rose does a wonderful job in putting you in the protagonists' shoes, in what is a pensive, slow-burning production, as the audience are taken on this long and arduous trip.

    Feb 6, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Tolstoy's acutely felt story yields a prosaic film tragedy that may connect with festival audiences but few else.

    Jun 25, 2013 | Rating: 5 | Full Review…
  • The film unfurls through a series of brilliantly staged and intensely uncomfortable interactions between the supercilious Basil and the grating Nick.

    Jan 28, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • It's a nuanced story, cleverly combining claustrophobia and agoraphobia, and the moving climax takes on a sonorous spiritual tone of revelation and redemption.

    Dec 24, 2012 | Full Review…

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