Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close Reviews
March 16, 2021
Exploitation arrived at accidentally is exploitation nonetheless.
February 28, 2021
Daldry's liberal-minded films generally have an underbelly of complacency. In his hands, important places and times are largely reduced to banal truisms.
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.
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.
August 30, 2017
Good intentions don't always translate into great movies.
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 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.
July 13, 2012
Probably one of the most exploitative and heavy handed films concerning 9/11 I've ever seen.
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.