Boxing Day (2012)




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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.
Art House & International , Drama
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Artina Films


Critic Reviews for Boxing Day

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (1)

Proves timely and persuasive: as the weather becomes colder, so a thaw develops between Basil and Nick's more attractive everyman.

Full Review… | December 18, 2012
Time Out
Top Critic

Tolstoy's acutely felt story yields a prosaic film tragedy that may connect with festival audiences but few else.

Full Review… | June 25, 2013

The film unfurls through a series of brilliantly staged and intensely uncomfortable interactions between the supercilious Basil and the grating Nick.

Full Review… | January 28, 2013

It's a nuanced story, cleverly combining claustrophobia and agoraphobia, and the moving climax takes on a sonorous spiritual tone of revelation and redemption.

Full Review… | December 23, 2012
Observer (UK)

Huston, as ever, does the devil's work to perfection, but, with no one to like - let alone root for - this soon becomes a very long and tiresome slog indeed.

Full Review… | December 21, 2012
Radio Times

As small-scale as Boxing Day is, it sustains an unusual atmosphere and an emotional charge of which Tolstoy might have approved - and both performances are memorably etched into it.

Full Review… | December 21, 2012
London Evening Standard

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