Labor Day Reviews

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June 7, 2019
Labor Day is still a solid, emotive and absorbing drama, albeit one that is ultimately unremarkable.
March 6, 2019
This works is also down to Winslet and Brolin. They certainly share smoldering chemistry, which helps no end, but they also add depth and meaning to roles which in others' hands could have easily been flat.
August 22, 2018
Kate Winslet can't really do any wrong from an acting standpoint and this was no exception.
June 23, 2016
The three central performances are amazingly complex and introspective, each actor providing the perfect mix of either apprehension or confidence.
June 5, 2016
'Labor Day' is an example of why, when the world self-destructs, all that will be left is cockroaches, and romance novels. And Keith Richards. Okay, never mind that last one.
November 9, 2015
The fantasy it presents is easy to mock, but delicious all the same.
October 10, 2014
It's unlike anything we've seen in memory - and all the more absorbing as a result.
May 1, 2014
It dares to diverge from the current culture of cinema by opting for a small scale, an open heart, and a sincere interest in the lives of small-town Americans.
March 21, 2014
Performances are strong, the chemistry is palpable and romantic sorts will get something from the Stockholm syndrome story.
March 21, 2014
With one of Kate Winslet's most layered, resonant performances, this film is definitely worth a look, even though the indulgent filmmaking style pushes it perilously close to Nicholas Sparks-style sappiness.
March 21, 2014
See [Winslet's] name on the opening credits and it's a good bet that what's to follow will be a classy, high-end production.
March 21, 2014
There is as much to scoff at as there is to be scoffed in Labor Day, and yet I quite liked it.
March 21, 2014
A tender, nostalgic and warm 'family' drama which also quietly seethes with the threat and tension of imminent danger. Labor Day shows a new side to Jason Reitman as a filmmaker, and we like it.
March 20, 2014
Go with the flow and give in, like Adele herself, and you might be genuinely moved.
March 20, 2014
An emotionally engaging and suspenseful blend of thriller, romance and coming-of-age story with a strong script and a trio of terrific performances from Winslet, Brolin and newcomer Gattlin Griffith.
March 20, 2014
Even if it's not what you expect from the director of Juno, there is much to enjoy in the richly-detailed performances. Labor Day is anything but hard work.
March 20, 2014
Despite getting a critical hammering in the States, it turns out that romantic drama Labor Day isn't all that bad.
March 18, 2014
If you have even the tiniest cynical bone in your body, avoid. You'll find Labor Day more sugary than a cronut.
February 9, 2014
Well intentioned but lacking in credibility, "Labor Day" is a bump in the so-far smooth cinematic road of director Jason Reitman.
February 9, 2014
The film is saved by an excellent third act that ramps up the tension of the "kidnapping" scenario.
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