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Pieces of April Reviews

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December 27, 2010
Thought-provoking, engaging; mid-teens and older.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 17, 2010
Peter Hedges sustains the idea this family's interactions have begun with bared teeth for years. If they can summon it, one comforting moment will have to do. At best, it's a ramshackle reconciliation of tough-minded emotion and well-earned laughter.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 29, 2009
An entertaining character study with the holiday theme...
November 24, 2008
April's cranberry sauce may be canned but the laughter and tears of an affecting, unsentimental coda are real.
October 18, 2008
Pieces of April has its heart in the right place, and while it may not always be entirely successful, marks a promising debut for a talented filmmaker.
August 7, 2008
Screenwriter Peter Hedges makes his directorial debut with the best entry to date in the burgeoning Thanksgiving Day-from-hell genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 7, 2007
Had Hedges gone with unknown actors, or non-professionals, it might have worked, but with recognisable faces one can never quite suspend disbelief enough to care about the characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 16, 2007
A delightful, charming, instant holiday classic which makes us laugh repeatedly while delivering an emotionally satisfying message about unconditional love.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 8, 2006
A series of terrific performances (led by the amazing Patricia Clarkson) make this unusual Thanksgiving comedy a feast for the mind.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 24, 2006
Laughter and poignancy go hand in hand in this DV debut whose comedy that may be standard, but never ceases to deliver sharp, dark laughs.
April 1, 2006
A shining example of just how compelling and affecting low-budget filmmaking can be when you've got a good story and strong cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 6, 2005
Peter Hedges has made a simple and sweet movie that will leave you misty eyed.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
December 6, 2005
A film to savor and to be thankful for.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
December 6, 2005
Holmes, Clarkson, and Platt steer the course through the straight and narrow and keep the film from becoming an inedible holiday leftover.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 3, 2005
Es una pequeña peliculita, pero con una sensibilidad enorme.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 15, 2005
This delightful little miracle of a movie reminds us of how crucial it is that we appreciate and love each other in spite of our failures, grudges, and disappointments.
Read More | Original Score: A-
December 6, 2004
..I can't stress enough the grace and beauty of Peter Hedges' haunting picture ..
Full Review | Original Score: 3
December 3, 2004
Katie Holmes... gives her most subtle and audacious performance yet...
August 7, 2004
Pieces of April is built around the tired premise of a dysfunctional family's Thanksgiving get-together, but -- surprise -- it's fresh.
April 15, 2004
[Katie] Holmes doesn't so much react as put on an appropriate expression.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.75/5
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