A Home at the End of the World Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 21, 2010
Great acting, but soap opera-ish. Not for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews
September 28, 2005
shorter than THE HOURS and this is the main reason why Michael Cunnigham should be pleased with this adaptation of his work
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 26, 2005
Whether Colin Farrell is cast-against-type or miscast in this mediocre adaptation of Cunningham's evocative novel is a matter of debate
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
December 16, 2004
Fantastic performances, a wonderful script and solid direction by Michael Mayer place A Home at the End of the World among the year's finest movies.
| Original Score: 4/4
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
November 7, 2004
The movie makes the characters worse than enigmas; it makes them the last people imaginable from which you expect or even desire to learn anything.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
November 1, 2004
Farrell's acting is so totally likable, he lifts the story from its sudsy roots and elevates it to something worthy of memory. Well, at least if you have a short memory.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Neil Smith
BBC.com
October 19, 2004
While the rambling storyline and extended time-frame betrays the script's novelistic roots, soulful performances from Farrell, Sissy Spacek and newcomer Dallas Roberts make this a rich and emotionally rewarding experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nathaniel Rogers
Film Experience
October 15, 2004
Home stubbornly takes no shortcuts, skipping through a greatest hits selection from the book; All the big scenes with little of the cumulative emotional effect.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Martin Scribbs
Low IQ Canadian
October 3, 2004
All roads lead to ruin in Home's world, lending an unexpectedly reactionary tone to the work.
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
September 24, 2004
The story devolves into a contest to see which character can be the most selfish and eccentric.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
September 19, 2004
The filmmakers drift into sentimentality too easily and badly shy away from the provocative issues they raise (like sexuality).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
September 17, 2004
Captures a fleeting moment in the subculture of 1980s America with heart-rending precision.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Lance Goldenberg
Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)
September 2, 2004
The naughty bits were eventually cut (so to speak) for being too "distracting," but the publicity surrounding the deletion may be the best thing the movie has going for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
September 1, 2004
Explores the structure of the family in its many possible forms and makes an argument that Colin Farrell is perhaps one of the most charming blokes on the planet.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
August 28, 2004
Good will is not enough to make this a pleasant movie experience.
Full Review | Original Score: C
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
August 27, 2004
It's a delight until the weirdly adult-like child grows up to be a childish adult: Farrell, wearing a caveman wig as a stud version of Chance the Gardener...
| Original Score: 2.5/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 21, 2004
...Farrell gives a performance that's just as commanding and compelling as anything he's done before.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
August 20, 2004
Vastly enjoyable, nicely shocking and genuinely touching.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
August 19, 2004
Flawed but sincere -- the sort of thoughtful, adult movie that rarely appears in the summer.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Top Critic
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
August 13, 2004
Despite some very good acting in most roles, the people on the screen seem like types with labels.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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