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Elizabethtown Reviews

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August 18, 2014
Much maligned but surprisingly entertaining...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 21, 2011
It's the fashion today for interpersonal dramas to go for bathos and high-stakes emotional conflict as characters cry out their darkest secrets to each other ... but director Cameron Crowe has taken a different tack.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
September 22, 2006
The performances are solid . . . but it's Kentucky that really steals the show. Crowe paints the eccentricity of the locals with an affectionate brush.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
February 1, 2006
Crowe is still a master navigator of swampy territory, and any movie that can warm the heart and tickle the funny bone without selling its soul is to be cherished, warts and all.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 9, 2005
I was surprised to find myself strolling along the film's basic plotline, not necessarily bowled over by what I was seeing, but not exactly disliking it either.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
November 10, 2005
If, as the film suggests, true greatness is defined by the willingness to fail, fail big and still stick around afterwards, then consider Elizabethtown a sweet, melancholy paean to that sad truth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 21, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 20, 2005
A warm and fuzzy parable about failure and redemption, life and death, love won and love lost, love hanging in the balance. And yet it doesn't hang itself--well, not quite.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 19, 2005
All of these are rich and resonant because of Crowe's script, his direction and his ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 18, 2005
Elizabethtown is a wonderful comedy/drama about those moments in life when you get lost and have to find your way back again.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 17, 2005
Cameron Crowe is a romantic at heart and there's nothing wrong with that.
October 17, 2005
A full-hearted celebration of both film and music and a skillful homage to the melancholy beauty of life.
Full Review| Original Score: A-
October 17, 2005
It's rich and enjoyable, not unlike a dessert served at a good ol' southern wake. It may not work for everyone, but for us the map of this film leads to a remarkable journey.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 16, 2005
Sets an affable mood but is saddled with a slight and pointless story.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 15, 2005
It's a mess, but one that's completely compelling on its own misguided, achingly sincere terms.
October 15, 2005
the sum of the parts are far greater than the whole
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 15, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 14, 2005
[I]f you're open to the experience, Elizabethtown is one of the sweetest, funniest and better films of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.9/10
October 14, 2005
Happy tears, sad laughs, and when it ends, you genuinely miss the characters. Ain't that the best thing you could say about a movie?
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 14, 2005
Elizabethtown, the movie, quietly nudges us toward the simple -- and important -- things in life. Family, friends, food, music.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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