Reservation Road - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Reservation Road Reviews

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October 19, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
October 16, 2007
A flawed presentation of compelling material and intriguing characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
October 18, 2007
The best efforts of the performers cannot authenticate a plot that no longer feels inevitable. It feels contrived. And the audience stays at a remove instead of entering someone else's nightmare.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 19, 2007
A deadly earnest and deadly dull psychological thriller.
October 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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.
September 19, 2007
The film gets caught somewhere between domestic weep-athon and revenge melodrama.
October 22, 2007
This is kind of a terrible movie with some really talented people.
October 26, 2007
Reservation Road was a fine book, but it should have stayed on the page.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 19, 2007
In the Bedroom redux, but squishier and stupider.
October 18, 2007
Centered around coincidences so extraordinary they pull me out of the film.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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
October 19, 2007
You know exactly where the story is going, and, dang, that's exactly where it goes.
September 14, 2007
A dramatic situation that should be wrenching is mostly tedious in Reservation Road.
October 19, 2007
The tears and the blame mix uneasily in Reservation Road, a grim, mechanistic thriller about death and suffering, life and healing among the civilized.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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
October 20, 2007
But the family's suffering in Reservation Road is nothing compared to what the audience is put through in this painfully contrived drama.
October 18, 2007
Reservation Road leads audiences on an hour and forty minute ride to nowhere special.
| Original Score: D+
October 19, 2007
All of them [the cast] dazed with Oscarlust, aren't in on the joke they're telling.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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