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Reservation Road Reviews

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February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: B
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.
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 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
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-
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 27, 2007
When Reservation Road sticks to the dramatic gut, it is a deeply moving and penetrating study in human frailty.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 26, 2007
The film moves from dark to dispiriting and back to dark.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 26, 2007
Despite its contrivances, Reservation Road is moving at times, and that's largely due to the skill of its cast.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 26, 2007
It starts with devastation and closes, after a few reels of narrative dithering, with a climax of hairpin emotional turns and indisputable power.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 26, 2007
With a cast as good as this one, you're willing to look past the occasional glaring improbability.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 22, 2007
Heartbreaking melodrama is too heavy for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 22, 2007
[P]owerful and pitiful performances... make it a must-see for fans of stars Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Ruffalo...
October 20, 2007
It's the conflict between these two fathers that makes this worth a look.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 19, 2007
If you're a fan of strong acting performances, you really should grab the Kleenex and take the trip
October 19, 2007
A powerful human drama that rips into you like a hurricane. Suspenseful, emotional and completely engrossing throughout.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 19, 2007
Original and gripping.
October 19, 2007
Director Terry George tells this painful and complicated story well.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 19, 2007
Unrelentingly bleak, the movie is nonetheless a riveting drama with some outstanding performances...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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