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Hope Springs Reviews

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J. Olson
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
Richard Haridy
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
Eric D. Snider
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+
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
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
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
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+
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
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
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Tom Charity
January 8, 2013
Streep fans, I think you're going to enjoy this one. I know I did.
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Rafer Guzman
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
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
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
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
September 27, 2012
[D]azzlingly graceful as a narrative and brutally frank emotionally, while still also working as a piece of popcorn entertainment...
Jason Best
Movie Talk
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.
Jonathan Lack
We Got This Covered
September 14, 2012
Hope Springs is not an easy experience, but it is a tremendously rewarding one.
Full Review | Original Score: 9.5/10
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
September 14, 2012
Meryl Streep is always worth watching. That's a given.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Donald Clarke
Irish Times
September 14, 2012
Who could resist a showdown between two such formidable stars, even when both (Jones does his sour, squinty thing) are coasting?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Charlotte O'Sullivan
London Evening Standard
September 14, 2012
People will go to see this film for Streep. Its secret weapon is Jones.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)
September 13, 2012
Funny and moving in equal measure.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
September 13, 2012
When cinemas are stuffed with juvenile comedies it's a great treat to watch one that is aimed at grown-ups and treats its audience as such.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph (UK)
September 13, 2012
In the end, of course, it comes down to the chemistry, and this relationship really does feel like one worth fighting for.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeff Beck
September 12, 2012
When you have actors this good playing a married couple, how could anything go wrong?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Matthew Turner
September 12, 2012
Emotionally engaging and brilliantly acted, this is a sharply observed relationship comedy-drama that deserves credit for sensitively tackling a subject that's surprisingly taboo in mainstream movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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