Rabbit Hole Reviews

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February 16, 2011
Rabbit Hole is a searing drama that, despite its bleak theme, bravely posits how even the deepest emotional abyss need not become a prison of depression and hopelessness.
February 15, 2011
The script, adapted by playwright David Lindsay-Abaire from his own Pulitzer Prize winner, demonstrates an extreme, occasionally comic, distaste for the sentimentality often provoked by other people's grief.
February 7, 2011
The sheer excruciating, stultifying good taste of this movie is almost unbearable - so tasteful it could have started out as a coffee-table book, though actually it is based on a Pulitzer-winning play by David Lindsay-Abaire.
February 7, 2011
It's a slight, well-acted tale in search of an epiphany.
February 4, 2011
Kidman, looking almost anorexic with grief and sharply critical of everyone trying to comfort her, including her husband, is as good as she has been for some time.
February 3, 2011
Will stay with you for days. A moving and truly beautiful film.
February 2, 2011
The problem with 'Rabbit Hole' is that it plays at one unrelentingly gloomy frequency: occasional moments of humour or tension are simply unable to puncture the overriding sense of oppressive sadness.
January 15, 2011
For all its sympathy and intelligence, Rabbit Hole is ultimately too safe an experience for such a free-form tragedy.
January 14, 2011
Rabbit Hole, directed with grace and surprising humor by John Cameron Mitchell, is a delicate tale that shares a great deal of the hurt of Robert Redford's Ordinary People.
January 14, 2011
As heavy, stressful, relentlessly sad dramas go, this one goes quite well.
January 14, 2011
John Cameron Mitchell directed, making an impressive detour in style and subject matter after his flamboyant Shortbus and Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
January 14, 2011
A tough, raw drama about wounds that heal only gradually, if at all.
January 12, 2011
Absorbing and hugely compelling, a thoughtful portrayal of the myriad ways in which we learn to deal with the unthinkable.
January 6, 2011
There's a lot of beauty to be mined from that depressing-sounding scenario, thanks to well-drawn characters, impeccable performances, and sensitive direction.
January 4, 2011
Nicole Kidman does her best work in years in a film that at times is almost unbearably authentic.
December 31, 2010
The film sets us up to judge and then upends those judgments.
December 28, 2010
With performances like these, the result is not so much an issue movie as a study of human quiddity and stubbornness under siege.
December 27, 2010
Eckhart works close to the top of his range here -- Howie is a guy's guy ill-equipped to fight something he can't see -- but Kidman simply goes above and beyond.
December 27, 2010
What on the surface seems to possess all the melodrama and photogenic suffering of a banal prime-time weepie instead becomes a lucid, tough, deeply sensitive examination of emotional fortitude.
December 27, 2010
The film is quiet, patient, allowing for lived-in performances that get at the enormous change in the characters' lives.
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