Reign Over Me Reviews

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November 21, 2019
Binder does an excellent job of creating interesting characters with compelling stories and sprinkles in some humorous moments. The characters are given life by a talented cast.
June 6, 2019
Binder's screenplay is a thing of gentle beauty, and indeed so is the film as a whole.
November 3, 2018
Mike Binder likes to fatten up his movies with side stories... These asides are distracting and enjoyable if a little flabby in places. This detracts from what is mostly a thoughtful, even stupefying study/comedy of human frailty.
August 27, 2009
Mike Binder, a director of TV-sized smarm, continues to dismantle his own best effects
February 2, 2009
Reign Over Me is like spending two hours with a shrink. Self-absorbed and repetitive, it has an occasional moment of truth, and a lot of hot air.
November 20, 2008
August 26, 2008
A personal drama made accessible by Binder's unusual touch.
June 16, 2008
It's a gripping and very sad glimpse at grief and it's lasting effects on us when we truly lose something we cherish...
March 3, 2008
The main problem is Reign Over Me always skirts around the issue instead of tackling it head on. Depression and loss are hell, and hopefully friends can be there to bring you out of it.
December 7, 2007
October 16, 2007
Like the characters populating it, this film leaves us with a sense that something is missing, but it's still smart, compelling, offbeat, and worth seeing.
September 27, 2007
Pretty much a run-of-the-mill carbon copy of Rain Man.
July 14, 2007
Has its heart in the right place, and its message that everyone should be able to grieve in their own time is admirable, but Mr. Binder doesn't have enough to say to sustain the film's running time.
June 25, 2007
Performances by Sandler and Cheadle give the film enough of what it needs in order to recommend it.
April 28, 2007
This is a rather glossy confection, extremely well performed, in which everyone's problems are perfectly resolved.
April 20, 2007
This film manages to be not just bearable, but on occasion actually quite affecting.
April 20, 2007
Without Sandler, Reign Over Me would be a gloopy, post-9/11 love-in, making cavalier use of a fine but helpless cast.
April 20, 2007
It's as if 9/11 was simply coopted to bring an extra weight to a script that couldn't be trusted to deliver on its own.
April 20, 2007
A self-indulgent addition to American cinema's post-9/11 cinema, Reign Over Me sees Sandler over-reaching himself in a straight-faced role.
April 20, 2007
Cheadle's finest hour and proof that Sandler can act. Funny, sad and flawed - like its characters.
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