Hope Springs Reviews

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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.
January 8, 2013
All that's missing are commercials for estrogen cream and erectile-dysfunction meds.
September 14, 2012
People will go to see this film for Streep. Its secret weapon is Jones.
September 13, 2012
Mildly diverting, but far from either of its lead actors' best.
September 13, 2012
Hope springs; but not without a witty, pithy script it doesn't.
September 13, 2012
As the couple try to rekindle the bedroom flame the note of cutesy comedy kicks in and the movie gets phonier and phonier.
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.
September 11, 2012
Streep is warm, and she's got the timing of a stand-up. Her performance demands you bat for her woman.
August 23, 2012
A sense of well-executed blandness sets in.
August 10, 2012
It's all a little depressing.
August 10, 2012
"Hope Springs" is a minor miracle of a movie.
August 9, 2012
It's something like Ingmar Bergman's "Scenes From a Marriage," as translated into the universe of the Lifetime Network.
August 9, 2012
A surprise that sneaks up and moves you, "Hope Springs" has the courage of its awkwardness, and this is said admiringly in the spirit of the film, which is irony-free and unfashionably earnest.
Top Critic
August 9, 2012
Somewhere along the line, what probably started out as a character study ended up as a wobbly drama that pushes some boundaries but eventually lets everyone off the emotional hook in favor of a smoothed-over happy ending.
August 9, 2012
What could have been strained farce or, worse, geezer porn, morphs instead into a film of hilarious and heartfelt pleasures. It helps that director David Frankel has two of the best actors on the planet to raise the game.
August 9, 2012
Yes, this is the fascinating stuff, a rare (in pop culture) look at the complex nature of the love-sex equation -- when it's too direct, when it's too vague, when it breaks down completely.
August 9, 2012
If the film doesn't really explore the pain and bitterness of this marriage, it's still leagues ahead of most such attempts.
August 9, 2012
These modest virtues are buried under such hard-sell devices as a manipulative muzak score and sitcom-style close-ups that disrupt the narrative momentum.
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