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Hope Springs Reviews

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June 18, 2018
The heart of the movie is about sacrificing pride and risking embarrassment in order serve a spouse in love.
December 3, 2017
The word for both Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones is simply "courageous." The overarching theme of the movie is: Should people who are no longer young and slim and unwrinkled talk so much about -- much less engage in -- s-e-x?
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
September 11, 2017
So as long as you're aware watching Hope Springs is a little like being in therapy yourself and having the occasional laugh, you'll find this film rewarding.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 1, 2017
I won't reveal if these two adult learners rekindle the flame they thought was out long ago. But I will tell you this: I never thought seeing Meryl Streep pull an Alanis Morissette would be one of the highlights of my summer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 12, 2016
There are parts of the film that work beautifully, all of which feature Jones' innate ability to emote with a look, a gesture, or a sigh.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 25, 2013
Unlike the cloying contrivances of It's Complicated, Hope Springs is audacious in its commitment to subtle authenticity, never artificially upping the dramatic stakes but instead staying true to its small yet relatable story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 17, 2013
As well-written as it is, with frank analysis of what can make a good marriage lose its spark over time, the film gets its emotional resonance from the heartfelt performances.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 30, 2013
This dramedy offers a refreshingly-honest and comedic look at an aging couple still trying to make their relationship work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 26, 2013
As estranged bedfellows, Tommy Lee Jones (he's a little bit Harvard) and Meryl Streep (she's a little bit Yale) make great combatants in a rousing battle of the sexes.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 10, 2013
...a refreshingly adult endeavor that benefits from its honest sensibilities and from the stellar performances of its leads.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 8, 2013
Streep fans, I think you're going to enjoy this one. I know I did.
January 8, 2013
The film, a rehab job on a beached marriage, displays the most tender respect, the most exquisite tact, and yet it would be completely unwatchable -- an outright embarrassment -- with any other actors than Tommy Lee Jones and Meryl Streep.
January 8, 2013
It's tough to come up with new superlatives for Meryl Streep, but the 63-year-old actress delivers her most frankly sexual performance yet in Hope Springs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 8, 2013
All that's missing are commercials for estrogen cream and erectile-dysfunction meds.
December 12, 2012
Sure, there's some big, general things about common couples' problems that ring true, but Hope Springs is all posturing with very little believable character building.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 20, 2012
Should this marriage be saved?
October 5, 2012
Absolutely not the comedy it implies, this mostly serious, very frank story is simplistic, even awkward, but captivates because of the leads.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 27, 2012
[D]azzlingly graceful as a narrative and brutally frank emotionally, while still also working as a piece of popcorn entertainment...
September 19, 2012
While it may feel familiar to some, such awkward home truths do not a great viewing experience make. Jones is bereft of charm, while Streep seems misplaced as his loyal wife.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 17, 2012
Streep and Jones's acting is probably better than the film's direction and script deserve, but, thanks to them, Hope Springs is tender, sad, funny and honest.
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