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A Home at the End of the World Reviews

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December 21, 2010
Great acting, but soap opera-ish. Not for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 2, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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
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
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
September 17, 2004
Captures a fleeting moment in the subculture of 1980s America with heart-rending precision.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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.
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
August 20, 2004
Vastly enjoyable, nicely shocking and genuinely touching.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 19, 2004
Flawed but sincere -- the sort of thoughtful, adult movie that rarely appears in the summer.
Read More | Original Score: B-
August 12, 2004
Mayer pushes the right buttons for a film of this type, and it might have felt innovative a decade ago, but now it feels more like a well-intentioned, well-acted retread.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 12, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 8, 2004
A work of great care and intelligence.
August 8, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 7, 2004
Casting is everything in a film like this, and in the major roles, Mayer scores two out of three.
August 7, 2004
Like Virginia Woolfe, so well ahead of her time, Cunningham has the insight to realize family isn't necessarily a father and a mother but instead sometimes made up by the people we surround ourselves with.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 5, 2004
Wonderful performances, dead-on casting and a touching story make up for the shortfalls of a condensed and awkward script.
August 1, 2004
A sprightly but shallow tale of a defiantly untraditional family...but the pleasures of the picture largely make up for the affectation.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
July 30, 2004
What keeps the movie going, far longer than the screenplay deserves, are fine performances all around.
July 30, 2004
An adaptation of another Cunningham book that, like The Hours, comes with its own set of challenges, which director Michael Mayer handles forthrightly, with precise emotional pitch.
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