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Evening Reviews

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July 26, 2007
The film is a fine example of what works within the pages of a book doesn't necessarily work onscreen, particularly when the book in question is as dense as Minot's, and apparently as fragile.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
July 24, 2007
It's quite an achievement to get such a group of esteemed actresses together for something of such little consequence.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 14, 2007
While overall EVENING doesn't quite reach the heights it should, it is well worth while, if for no other reason than to see a bevy of marvelous actresses ...
Full Review | Original Score: B
July 14, 2007
This is a film full of meaningful aspirations and although it tries to convince us in the end that there is no such thing as a mistake, I can't help feeling that the film is an opportunity missed.
July 13, 2007
The cinematic equivalent of repeated punches to the kidneys.
| Original Score: 3/10
July 13, 2007
Bittersweet and deeply, achingly romantic, this perfect, perfect film... enfolds regrets and memories and love and hope in [a] snug embrace...
July 10, 2007
The acting, by any measure, is superb.
Read More | Original Score: b-
July 9, 2007
The movie plays out slowly, but it's not an action movie, so that's okay. It's all about emotions with deep connections between the characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 7, 2007
It's a good-intentioned but bland "Evening" out.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
July 7, 2007
...interesting without being compelling...
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
July 7, 2007
The performances are terrific, but they are hampered by an overly convoluted script that takes a very simple concept and complicates it with a back-and-forth temporal flow and an overabundance of characters and relationships.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
July 7, 2007
It holds attention, offers admirable performances, and engenders emotional involvement as few recent movies have.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 7, 2007
There's a better movie somewhere inside this saccharine weepy that telegraphs its melodramatics with shameless glee.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
July 6, 2007
Even as I admired most of the performances -- and I do stress most of them -- I found myself searching in vain for one character to care about.
July 5, 2007
Evening is not without interest. The problem is that most of the interest stems from the inevitable fascination generated by watching a slow-motion train wreck.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 4, 2007
That's not to say that Evening is a turkey, but rather a delicate canary that never really finds its voice.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 3, 2007
features Acting with a capital "A," pulled off by serious thespians putting years of training to the test.
| Original Score: 3/5
July 3, 2007
As a fan of Claire Danes, Patrick Wilson, and Hungarian cinematographers and directors, I went into Evening with much enthusiasm. I left the theatre feeling anything but enthused.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 1, 2007
Not see Evening? It's like having to say no to a Jane Austen adaptation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 30, 2007
It suffocates in all its blue-blooded proprieties and cloying sentimentalities.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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