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In the Bedroom Reviews

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March 2, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 25, 2001
Short of good, better than awful, it opens brilliantly, then just goes on, toward self-negating absurdity.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 17, 2001
Field's leisurely buildup forestalls but doesn't prevent his movie's mutation into a granola Death Wish.
January 24, 2002
Not like some films, which can be slow and interesting, this baby is slow, boring, predictable and downright overrated!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
November 24, 2001
As good as the performances are, much of the movie flounders.
November 26, 2001
Will this tedium ever end? Well, it does, for a while...
December 28, 2001
Takes a number of courageous risks but finally falls victim to emotional monotony.
February 6, 2002
Note to the filmmakers: if your goal was to get the audience to feel the characters' pain and suffering, congratulations. It worked.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
November 30, 2001
A sudden shift in the low-key tone near the end trips up the film's fine rhythm. But that's quickly forgiven and overshadowed by Bedroom's many Oscar-buzzing performances.
November 22, 2001
The performances here are stellar across the board.
March 5, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
December 25, 2001
There are scenes as true as movies can make them.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 20, 2001
It epitomizes what an American independent film can be when the director is willing to abandon the safety net.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 12, 2002
Goes the distance to avoid banalizing the dilemma of a reasonable couple unhinged by unreasonable events.
January 4, 2002
Spacek and Wilkinson deliver profound performances that seethe with such gentle rage and despair that they're almost too raw to watch.
August 27, 2001
For anyone who wondered where the real people in American movies went to, In the Bedroom is a tonic.
November 27, 2001
It's a really powerful piece of work.
January 11, 2002
Spacek and Wilkinson are dazzling, utterly convincing. You might as well be watching a documentary, for as real as the Fowlers seem.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 7, 2002
Field's fine direction gives the dimensions of a waking nightmare to what might have been an overwrought melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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