Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close Reviews

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September 7, 2020
There have been very few films where so many fine performances added up to so very little cinematic satisfaction.
March 25, 2020
It's a 9/11 version of Life is Beautiful, or a Forrest Gump on antidepressants if you prefer. I prefer to vomit.
June 8, 2019
It seems to constantly be teetering on the maudlin, but under Daldry's assured direction it becomes something quite wonderful.
December 13, 2018
Daldry's mawkish -- at times unbearable -- adaptation quickly renders any poignancy or audience subjectivity obsolete.
August 31, 2018
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close just doesn't seen to have any point, and is sentimental and banal as well as very, very long.
May 21, 2018
This is a muzzled beast of an epic, all its sharp, strange edges blunted, its askew angles righted.
March 19, 2018
Director Stephen Daldry (The Hours, The Reader) makes magic with Eric Roth's script... [Full review in Spanish]
September 8, 2017
[Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close] sways between being emotionally manipulative and genuinely moving.
August 30, 2017
Good intentions don't always translate into great movies.
September 14, 2014
Horn dives into one of the most complex character's I've seen created for a child and shakes loose.
August 11, 2014
Dull and lifeless.
September 25, 2013
Eric Roth's nimble screenplay and composer Alexandre Desplat's delicate score also help solidify "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" as one of the best movies movies of 2011
September 8, 2013
This movie is exquisitely made, as Daldry provides a typically classy craft effort.
June 28, 2013
Daldry delivers a surprisingly engaging adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer's stridently voiced novel about a precocious boy dealing with the death of his father in the terror attacks.
May 26, 2013
It's a toss-up as to which is more annoying: the scatter-shot screenplay by Eric Roth or the increasingly grating lead performance by newcomer Thomas Horn.
April 21, 2013
Oskar expounds to excess, a problem that becomes worse as time drags on and is particularly excruciating during the one-way verbal dialogues with Von Sydow
March 14, 2013
An irritating 130-minute dripathon.
March 4, 2013
This adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer's 9/11 novel is long, shallow and unconcealed in its efforts to make you cry.
August 24, 2012
As Oskar opines about his father's casket: "It's just an empty box". The same charge the film's guilty of.
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