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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Reviews

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September 12, 2017
... I was pleasantly surprised.
Full Review | Original Score: A
August 3, 2017
F. Scott Fitzgerald's short story is expanded into a sweeping survey of 20th century history and culture as seen through the eyes of a man who is born old and grows younger through the century.
December 12, 2015
There are worse films than The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and those 15 masterful minutes may well justify the price of admission. But there's a lot of movie before and after Swinton's cameo.
October 7, 2015
One troubling thing is the pedophile overtone that runs throughout the film.
July 19, 2015
Converts an F. Scott Fitzgerald short story about a man aging backward into an overly long exercise in pseudo-profundity bearing little resemblance to its source.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 21, 2014
A man who ages backwards will never be able to bond to another person in a truly meaningful way. We can barely be expected to return affection that isn't there.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 22, 2013
Everything sure is pretty, but I'm not sure this movie has anything to say.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 16, 2011
One of the best half-movies of the year.
March 18, 2011
Every decade gets its Forrest Gump. David Fincher's version of a little known (and monumentally depressing) F. Scott Fitzgerald story is this one's. That's either a damning condemnation or just what the doctor ordered.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
September 25, 2010
David Fincher's epic doesn't wallow in nihilistic obsessions, but preached no comforting homily about life's rich pageant either. Life is feel-good in spurts - a series of oddly interconnected, occasionally elating moments that accumulate before death.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 12, 2010
It's not an inherently flawed premise, but it is in writer Roth's saccharine-stained hands. It's frustrating, because it's easy to see how it could have been so much better.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.2/10
March 11, 2010
La premisa es un trozo puro de fantasía y una reflexión sobre el sentido de nuestras vidas%u2026 y creánme, dicha reflexión es tan sólo antesala de las muchas que contiene este filme.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
December 15, 2009
Sure, I cried at the end. I'm not a robot. But I cry at cat food commercials if they punch the right button. I just can't get on the Button train. I wish I could have obeyed my instincts and stayed home.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 18, 2009
Brad Pitt spends a lifetime aging backward in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and there are points in the movie where your tired hindquarters feel as if they've been along for every minute of his strange journey.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 4, 2009
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is the total package, a deftly assembled fairy tale that unspools like a pleasant dream.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
August 26, 2009
Who knew that F. Scott Fitzgerald's short story would end up on the screen as a three-hour Botox ad?
August 13, 2009
Between the visuals and the Pitt factor, this is a movie your girlfriend will dig, but there's enough crazy fantasy stuff going on that I'd never call it a "chick flick."
Read More | Original Score: A-
July 15, 2009
ostvarenje koje bi se komotno moglo nazvati Forrest Gump 2.0
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
June 14, 2009
a slow starter, and it never really speeds up into a thrilling film, save for one scene of war on the ocean. However, it's not meant to be fast-paced or riveted with action.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 10, 2009
Yes, Button can be glorious, but the Hollywood glamour drowns the soul that it so needs. Plus, there is the insistent reminder that we will all lose our looks and die.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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