Marvin's Room Reviews

May 2, 2013
Great work from Dicaprio, De Niro, and especially Streep certainly make the film watchable, but it still can't save it from feeling like a TV movie of the week. If you're a fan of melodrama... and over 60, then you'll find much to like.
February 8, 2010
The performances are overwhelmed by cinematography so gorgeous and distracting it makes the drama seem like just so much wheel spinning.
February 8, 2010
It's all plinky-plink pianos and mewing oboes, trying to jerk those tears a little too hard. No, a lot too hard. The music is awful. Stupendously bad.
May 26, 2003
Family angst and reconciliation... bleargh.
February 14, 2001
There is a core of substance in Marvin's Room, and persuasive acting to back it up. Which makes it a special pity that the filmmakers didn't trust viewers to have the necessary intelligence to figure that out for themselves.
January 1, 2000
In many ways it looks an awful lot like one of those generic made-for-TV disease-of-week movies.
January 1, 2000
Marvin's Room seems to exist primarily to road-test every one of your emotions.
January 1, 2000
Any dramatic film can go wrong if it doesn't completely ring true, and Marvin's Room misses the mark.