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Evening Reviews

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September 21, 2007
Adapting from Susan Minot's bestseller, Hungarian director Lajos Koltai's (Fateless) pulls together a formidable cast - Meryl Streep, Glenn Close, Toni Collette - but then leaves them to wade through a sickly stew.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 28, 2007
Koltai literalizes the symbolism and drowns everything in a sappy, overpowering score; the characters end up sounding like they're reading dialogue from a bad novel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 28, 2007
Evening could've been something precious. But it never rises above standard-issue 'chick flick'.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
June 29, 2007
While it's considerably entertaining, it's also a load of prattle.
Full Review | Original Score: 82/100
June 29, 2007
There are few things more depressing than a weeper that doesn't make you weep. Evening creeps through its dolorous paces as prudently as an undertaker.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 28, 2007
As the cautionary tale of mothers and daughters it negligently aspires to be, Evening is strictly old news.
October 23, 2009
Given its stellar cast -- including Vanessa Redgrave, Meryl Streep and Glenn Close -- and source material, it's hard not to think it should be better.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 27, 2009
Antiseptic bourgeois swank
June 21, 2007
In Evening, an all-star team of filmmakers takes on a minor-league story.
June 27, 2007
It's aggravating to know how much better this would have worked as a stageplay, because sitting through it as a movie is tantamount to being in your own deathbed awaiting the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
February 2, 2009
What's the difference between slasher films and chick flicks? In slasher films they suffer less, and they die quicker. Evening, bless its banal heart, is a chick flick in all its fatuous glory.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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.
June 28, 2007
Evening is a very pretty, very bad movie.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
June 29, 2007
This disappointing drama packs in too many characters, too many talky scenes, too many flashbacks.
Full Review | Original Score: C
June 29, 2007
A weepie examination of female and sexual identity whose worth is roughly equal to that of a used Kleenex.
June 25, 2007
A bore. I kept saying to myself: "Die already!"
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February 9, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
June 29, 2007
Proves that not every book deserves its own film.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
June 28, 2007
Evening is melodrama with the brake lines slashed -- a curiously dreary installment of the "Who Has More Psychological Baggage!" game show where every character is a winner.
Full Review | Original Score: C
June 29, 2007
The stellar inter-generational cast can't breathe sufficient life into this airless female angst mood piece to resuscitate the story.
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