Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close Reviews

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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.
January 1, 2013
Max Von Sydow explains acting without speaking -- or wearing mime makeup.
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.
July 13, 2012
Probably one of the most exploitative and heavy handed films concerning 9/11 I've ever seen.
June 7, 2012
April 29, 2012
...there's nothing very special about Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, other than the remarkable Max von Sydow and a preternaturally alert performance by young Thomas Horn
April 16, 2012
It may try too hard, and it borders on the implausible early and often, but the performance of newcomer Thomas Horn is relentlessly earnest and believable.
April 13, 2012
...threatens to make the momentous trite.
March 23, 2012
The mysteries aren't that mysterious and some may have a hard time embracing its abrasive hero.
March 22, 2012
It seems more than anything else like an excuse to capitalize on the event in order to tug at our heartstrings. (Blu-ray Combo edition)
March 22, 2012
When it was finally over, I found myself not just disappointed, but a little annoyed. Frankly, it seems more than a little like a cheat.
March 15, 2012
Es uno de esos raros ejemplos en que el original literario es visualmente mucho ms rico que su versin cinematogrfica. Lo mejor es su protagonista, el increble Thomas Horn.
March 8, 2012
Despite indulgences it works well because there is a really nice message that lies at the heart of the film. When our energies are all directed towards good, amazing things can happen.
March 5, 2012
What seemed a gimmicky device on the page feels even more awkwardly whimsical and implausible on screen
March 4, 2012
Feels like a Very Special Episode of a hopelessly lightweight kids TV show, misguidedly attempting to have its say on an issue it can barely comprehend, let alone interpret.
March 1, 2012
I knew after I came out of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close that I had been manipulated, but I didn't feel it mattered because the film told a story about a grieving family which had weight.
February 26, 2012
I can see why some might find the film sickly or overly sentimental, even a little forced, but it worked well enough on me to have me wiping away a few tears.
February 26, 2012
I found this to be a peculiar movie. Some parts drew me in whilst other, not-so-believable parts, pushed me away.
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