Infinitely Polar Bear Reviews

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August 29, 2018
The story is too close to home for this to seem like anything but a vanity project-one whose familial hostility is thinly veiled at best.
February 29, 2016
First-timer Forbes's earnest resolve to demystify bipolar disorder prevents her film from establishing a satisfying story arc. Ruffalo is good though.
January 2, 2016
As is the way in these Sundance movies, there are moments of beauty, nothing much happens, and at one point somebody runs through the woods.
December 31, 2015
Infinitely Polar Bear just rolls along, leaking all reserves of authenticity. You could argue that feeling aimless and oddly hollow actually is the right way for a film to reflect the close observer's experience of mental illness.
August 20, 2015
Infinitely Polar Bear might be called an impressive debut, a slice of life that indicates a sensitive and empathetic presence behind the camera. This might have been a movie Forbes had to make, but it's unlikely to be her best one.
August 6, 2015
It often finds a lighter touch to some dark subjects. At times this is charming, but just as often, it feels tone-deaf.
July 31, 2015
Surface-bobbing childhood memories may not deserve movie treatment
July 19, 2015
Infinitely Polar Bear might be called Infinitely Nepotism.
July 2, 2015
is more like family life remembered after years of therapy. Forbes' take is anecdotal, and pre-sweetened-Infinitely Polar Bear is shaped for the network TV audiences' perspective.
July 1, 2015
The heartfelt effort to convey the volatility of bipolar disorder surpasses the greater narrative impact.
June 25, 2015
What "Polar Bear" really lacks is hindsight. It is a little girl's valentine to her father, without the benefit of bittersweet wisdom that comes with age.
June 25, 2015
Way too close to zany, lacking a point of view and lingering at a distance from the primary issue at hand.
June 25, 2015
The movie offers a situation more than a story. In fact, if it were less sincere, less honest and less tasteful, it could form the basis of a situation comedy.
June 19, 2015
Despite some occasional moments of real sadness and terror, the turmoil in this movie is decidedly on the upbeat. I would love to have seen what Ruffalo could do with this part were he not encouraged to be puppyish and sweet.
June 18, 2015
The usually reliable Ruffalo goes too big and sucks the oxygen out of the rest of the movie.
June 18, 2015
Clearly this is a serious topic, but right from the title - meant as a child's malapropism for "totally bipolar"-the instinct is to go cute.
June 18, 2015
The daughters are barely distinguished from each other, Maggie's arm's-length affection for Cam doesn't deepen, and Ruffalo overacts like never before. This isn't much of a movie. It's a series of well-intentioned anecdotes.
June 15, 2015
aya Forbes reveals herself as a sunny optimist, insistent on remembering the ecstatic highs and never dwelling on the despairing lows.
September 16, 2014
...suffers from a pervasively familiar atmosphere that holds the viewer at arms length for the duration of its (mercifully brief) running time.
January 31, 2014
While there's an earnest nature to the film that's hard to dislike, "Infinitely Polar Bear" is unpleasantly laced with manipulative screenwriting and aggravating contrivances
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