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Reservation Road Reviews

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April 28, 2011
What did we do to deserve these grief-counselor filmmakers? They seem to think they can express something that we cannot, and they're so persistent. It's enough to make us want to run away from home.
August 26, 2008
Ultimately devolves into a Crime and Punishment-esque moral exercise, with heavy-handed social commentaries and a rough ending that left me with a bad taste in my mouth.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
August 3, 2008
Reservation Road, where the event central to this story takes place, is a symbolic crossroads for two families in this engaging drama about a hit and run accident and its aftermath.
May 1, 2008
Would-be screenwriters are advised to catch Reservation Road on cable as it provides an object lesson of three awful script clichés that are to be avoided at all costs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 28, 2008
Um drama barato e maniqueísta que apela para truques narrativos rasos a fim de arrancar lágrimas do espectador e, assim, comprovar o próprio valor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 26, 2008
The filmmaker, whether in Rwanda or here at home, admirably weighs the difficult convictions and facile frailties of human nature, and those conflicting impulses towards cowardice and revenge or a far more arduous courage and honor, on a troubled planet.
January 26, 2008
prospathei na piasei ligo ap' ola, alla kataligei na min ehei kanenan sygkekrimeno stoho katholoy, i toylahiston kanenan sygkekrimeno poy na mporei na moirastei olokliromena mazi soy
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
January 4, 2008
George's thriller reveals itself to be nothing more than a by the numbers melodrama that's only saved by the excellent performances...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 14, 2007
A disappointing drama featuring paper thin female characters is rescued only by a superb performance from Mark Ruffalo.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 6, 2007
George sustains this lightweight soap opera with the predictable pap of a Lifetime channel movie...this particular Road is certainly under construction.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
December 5, 2007
It's a gripping enough subject matter that isn't exactly given an engaging or focused enough screenplay to be as powerful as it so desperately strives for.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 30, 2007
A good psychological and moral drama.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 28, 2007
The pileup of coincidences makes this film inevitably seem like a car wreck... .
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 24, 2007
fodder more suitable for a moralistic made-for-TV "after school special"
Full Review | Original Score: D+
November 17, 2007
What starts as a sensitive, involving drama about grief and guilt annoyingly degenerates into a trite thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 14, 2007
In Reservation Road, a clanking melodrama in which men suffer loss, grief, and guilt.
November 2, 2007
With a cast like Phoenix, Ruffalo and Connelly, you know you're in for, at the very least, some compelling performances -- a fact that thankfully saves Reservation Road from utter banality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 1, 2007
The bulk of the movie rings false.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 29, 2007
Rather than just another one-dimensional they-made-me-a-vigilante movie, this is, um, just another two-dimensional trudge of solemnity, delicately extracted from only the best stock of irritatingly respectable literary fiction.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 28, 2007
Adds nothing new or fresh to our understanding of how individuals cope with the sudden and tragic death of a loved one.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/5
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