Infinitely Polar Bear Reviews

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October 11, 2017
Ruffalo gives one of the most appealing performances I've seen from an actor in recent years.
June 20, 2016
Cynics may scoff at the fact that Infinitely Polar Bear glosses some of the filmmaker's darker memories, but they'll need an ice bucket handy if they intend to avoid its warmth altogether.
July 28, 2015
Ruffalo is generally wonderful at finding the tone and mood of a character and holding to it; here he has to bounce about, but again he latches onto a consistent energy that makes Cameron a singular life force.
July 23, 2015
"Infinitely Polar Bear" is a much-needed reminder that the realm of film is still a place to encounter something other than comic-book scenarios.
July 16, 2015
Forbes' sweetness of tone and wise casting makes "Infinitely Polar Bear" irresistible.
July 3, 2015
It's ultimately a feel-good movie with some poignant moments ...
July 3, 2015
Deeply personal and filled with love, Maya Forbes' Infinitely Polar Bear is nonetheless a hard movie to watch - hard to watch comfortably.
July 2, 2015
By capturing a watershed period in her family life, Forbes also manages to offer a remarkably concise snapshot of the era and its social views on race, class, education, working women and mental illness. And the resilience of children.
July 2, 2015
Infinitely Polar Bear often approaches mental illness as a wacky inconvenience, but Mark Ruffalo's appealingly full-on performance as manic-depressive father Cam Stuart prods the movie into overcoming some shortcomings.
July 2, 2015
The film boasts two of the best child performances so far this year, and Saldana has never been tougher or more vulnerable. Then there's Ruffalo, who demonstrates again why he may be the best actor of his generation.
July 2, 2015
Tarpits of treacle and swamps of sentiment seem to await anyone reckless enough to drive such a vehicle as far as a script meeting. Yet it's largely true. And it rings that way.
July 2, 2015
Mark Ruffalo...comes off more quirky than anything else: a round peg in a square-hole world who loves his wife and daughters like crazy but sometimes lets his weirdness and/or sadness get in the way.
July 2, 2015
Forbes' story and her direction of it may seem too sunny for some. But she keeps us refreshingly off-balance throughout, by letting us in on her memories the way she recalls them.
June 26, 2015
Delivers an effectively heart-tugging family story without sentimentalizing mental illness.
June 25, 2015
Ruffalo does a magnificent job of conveying Cam's charm and undeniable love for his wife and children - as well as the devastating effects of serious, incurable mental illness.
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
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 20, 2015
Infinitely Polar Bear is a good example of how a film that looks on paper like a mess of indie clichs can be redeemed by fantastic performances...even if, ultimately, it remains a mess of indie clichs.
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 19, 2015
One of those to-be-treasured indie films that revels in real life with all its inherent messiness while sneakily giving your heartstrings a tug.
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