Ithaca Reviews

October 17, 2019
Sweet and nice enough to support if you like idealistic, albeit meandering WWII stories, or want to live inside a Rockwell painting for a while.
April 10, 2019
Ultimately, Ryan is ambitious in her directorial debut, but Ithaca never comes together to be a moving and coherent story, as I'm sure it intended to be.
March 30, 2019
Canny casting and strong performances add interest to a predictable made-for-Hollywood plot.
September 9, 2016
Hanks' casting feels like a missed opportunity-much like the rest of Ithaca.
September 9, 2016
Dated and dull.
September 9, 2016
The heavy-handed execution diminishes its emotional impact.
September 8, 2016
"Ithaca" is the sort of frustrating movie that's just good enough to make you wish it were a lot better.
September 8, 2016
While Ryan takes great pains to recapture the idealistic tone of WWII America, inexperience behind the camera and a muddled, simplistic screenplay are constant hurdles.
September 8, 2016
Ms. Ryan's muted approach may be what we've come to expect of looks back at this period ... But she executes the formula well.
September 8, 2016
If you can't see where it's all heading, you're probably wearing a onesie and wondering how the mobile over your head works.
September 8, 2016
Ryan's debut as a director is a sketchy and starchy film.
September 8, 2016
Dsjointed, dreary and oddly structured. Seemingly pointless scenes drag. The characters feel like cardboard cutouts, and the story is so deliberately paced as to feel tedious.
September 7, 2016
This rebirth is almost a casebook study of how not to transpose "literature" to film.
September 7, 2016
[An] egregiously clunky and phony coming-of-age story based on William Saroyan's 1943 novel The Human Comedy.
September 6, 2016
The film is confused in conception, dreary in execution, and completely lacking in forward momentum.
August 7, 2016
An odyssey should be an epic adventure filled with discovery but we know the well-worn route Ithaca will take only too well.
July 18, 2016
The stylistic mishmash is jarring to say the least. Even the performances -- usually a strong point for actors-turned-directors -- are leaden.
June 23, 2016
Ryan forgets to develop character past the planning stages.