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Evening Reviews

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Scott Weinberg
DVDTalk.com
October 25, 2007
Frankly I could watch Danes, Collette, Streep, Close, Richardson, etc., as they go food shopping, which just goes to show what a bunch of great actors can do for a fairly conventional tear-jerker.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
October 22, 2007
Strong cast is best part of tragic romantic drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
September 21, 2007
Evening is a film about regrets that doesn't say an awful lot, but somehow holds your attention with the scenes between Redgrave and Streep sure to bring a tear to your eye - or at least your mum's.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
July 28, 2007
An astounding cast and high production values make this film worth seeing, even as turns into a girly melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews
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
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
July 13, 2007
Bittersweet and deeply, achingly romantic, this perfect, perfect film... enfolds regrets and memories and love and hope in [a] snug embrace...
Chris Kaltenbach
Baltimore Sun
July 10, 2007
The acting, by any measure, is superb.
| 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
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
July 7, 2007
...interesting without being compelling...
| Original Score: 3/5
Janos Gereben
Entertainment Insiders
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
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
June 30, 2007
For a movie that begins on such shaky footing, Evening packs an impassioned wallop by the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4

Baltimore Sun
June 30, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Betsy Bozdech
Hollywood.com
June 29, 2007
Despite strong performances from its excellent cast, Lajos Koltai's wistful adaptation of Susan Minot's novel doesn't quite connect.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Rob Salem
Toronto Star
June 29, 2007
Evening's visual period splendour, its vivid characterizations and their comfortably clichéd relationships somehow draw us in and make us care.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
June 29, 2007
Though the filmmaking is uneven, Evening redeems itself in its marvelous cast, which echoes the movies' themes by showcasing two real-life mother-daughter acting duos.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
June 29, 2007
Evening achieves a kind of wisdom, though it's a strange and bitter wisdom. The film arrives at a pessimistic and almost nihilistic view of life as something not very important -- and then invites us to take strength and comfort in the notion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
June 29, 2007
Evening reaches for depth, at times plodding, never cloddish. The lessons about choice and loss and getting on in life have some decent heft, and there is a sunset magic in Redgrave's eyes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
June 29, 2007
Manipulative at times, but it resonates with gleaming ferocity as it unspools a story of regret, longing and resolution in two generations of women.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
June 29, 2007
It's all terribly Great Gatsby, and fun to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
June 29, 2007
Everything about Evening seems engineered to liquefy moviegoers, specifically middle-age female moviegoers who miss their mothers. This would include me: I was a sloppy mess by the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
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Bob Mondello
NPR.org
October 18, 2008

Screen International
July 31, 2007

Sydney Morning Herald
July 21, 2007
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
June 30, 2007
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