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Late Bloomers Reviews

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Rebecca Barry
July 19, 2012
Late Bloomers has its moments but mostly feels like an uncomfortable romp into old age.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
June 7, 2012
It offers shallow pleasures and the satisfaction of seeing two actors in performances better than the film deserves.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Andrew O'Hehir
April 13, 2012
I'm not sure the social prejudices Gavras tries to mine for laughs here quite exist anymore.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
April 13, 2012
It's a delight to see William Hurt and Isabella Rossellini given an age-appropriate showcase that doesn't involve heavy artillery.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
April 12, 2012
In a performance that is much deeper than the rest of the movie, Mr. Hurt allows Adam's anger and fear to leak out of his electric blue eyes, which are frequently on the brink of tears.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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April 12, 2012
Ultimately, it's not distinctive enough to draw viewers who haven't given much thought to aging. But that still leaves a substantial audience for the film's gentle laughs and modest insights.
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
April 12, 2012
"Late Bloomers" could have been a much better movie, if only director and co-writer Julie Gavras were as sensible as her actors.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Alison Willmore
AV Club
April 12, 2012
Late Bloomers is at its best when it's being breezy and simply taking pleasure in its lead actors, who turn in strong performances in spite of certain clunky character developments.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
April 11, 2012
A comedy about the changes and the challenges faced by a couple entering the far country of old age.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
April 10, 2012
Extra discredit to the embarrassingly jaunty score by Sodi Marciszewer, which should be taken behind the recording studio and shot.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
April 10, 2012
[Rossellini] is radiant in a profoundly ordinary and believable way, as always, and stirs up generational pathos all by herself.
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Peter Debruge
February 23, 2012
While the world could certainly use more films about characters entering their sunset years, a solution as toothless and saggy as Julie Gavras' Late Bloomers does little to help the cause.
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
February 22, 2012
Late Bloomers is a first rate rom-com about first world problems, with two great veteran actors delivering on a witty and poignant script.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Don Groves
February 20, 2012
Getting old ain't fun in this dreary comedy drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5

Urban Cinefile
June 20, 2012
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