Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close Reviews

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March 2, 2012
In the end, the movie is about healing and coming to understand that some things can't be explained.
February 14, 2012
Less a film about communication, in the end, than one with its fingers in its ears.
January 20, 2012
...the cure for Oskar's severe case of shell-shock, in Eric Roth's adaptation of the novel by Jonathan Safran Foer, seems artificial and contrived to me.
January 20, 2012
"Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" is the kind of movie you want to punch in the nose.
January 20, 2012
If imagining a city where people open their doors (or don't) to a boy with a key and a ton of questions is sentimental ... then it is vitally, beautifully so.
January 20, 2012
Stephen Daldry's extremely labored and incredibly crass adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer's novel.
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.
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