Elizabethtown Reviews

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November 19, 2019
Crowe has a very talented cast at his disposal and, for the most part, uses them wisely.
January 31, 2018
... it captures the imperfect, specific nature of the human experience in the face of life's saddest occasions.
August 18, 2014
Much maligned but surprisingly entertaining...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
October 21, 2005
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.
October 19, 2005
All of these are rich and resonant because of Crowe's script, his direction and his ideas.
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.
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.
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.
October 16, 2005
Sets an affable mood but is saddled with a slight and pointless story.
October 15, 2005
It's a mess, but one that's completely compelling on its own misguided, achingly sincere terms.
October 15, 2005
The movie is a mess, of course; an ecstatically unaware mess so full of passion and love and life and heartbreak and whimsy (maybe too much whimsy) it doesn't even notice how big a mess it really is.
October 15, 2005
the sum of the parts are far greater than the whole
October 15, 2005
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