In the Bedroom Reviews

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April 29, 2009
Much of the film's unsettling nature is comprised of sheer silence which is often the most dangerous element...
July 14, 2007
December 30, 2006
October 25, 2006
It's tempting to compare this film to Ordinary People, since both deal with the reaction of upper-middle class family to the accidental death of their son, though new movie is more immediate, emotional and ambiguous.
December 6, 2005
December 6, 2005
January 15, 2005
The real story is in how the marriage is strengthened or harmed by the way each spouse responds to what's happening.
September 23, 2004
As top-drawer as the acting is, I simply can't buy the laboriously plotted revenge ending, which seems to have crawled out of Perry Mason's attic.
June 27, 2004
...one of those rare films that so vividly paints a picture of a community, that afterwards you feel as though you've been there...
June 25, 2004
Few things are more sorrowful than a couple in a house of mourning with nothing but a wall of silence between them.
March 16, 2004
April 5, 2003
March 10, 2003
March 5, 2003
February 8, 2003
...A whole greater than the sum of its parts.
January 10, 2003
Minimalist acting is only interesting--and it can, of course, be intensely interesting--when it isn't providing a desperate cover for thematic inscrutability.
December 8, 2002
Certainly worth looking into, but it feels a little too repressed for its own good.
December 8, 2002
Occasionally straddles that delicate line between bordome and excess, yet never fails to maintain a certain lever of interest.
October 30, 2002
August 27, 2002
Wields a hypnotic sadness, handled so powerfully that it's only in hindsight when you start to question whether there's significance beyond the surface-level fury.
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