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Restless Reviews

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January 11, 2013
Better stock up on tissues.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 6, 2013
Quirky, death-obsessed...oddly touching...faintly amusing
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 30, 2012
The couple's ability to see through how people perceive courageous behavior in the face of death forms the heart of the film. Van Sant illustrates that those trappings usually exist only to make the ones who are not sick feel better about themselves.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 1, 2011
Driven by the brave performances of its two young leads, this tender and emotionally resonant film thoughtfully challenges our ideas surrounding death.
November 28, 2011
Gus Van Sant's film bristles with an ethereal quality as we are drawn into a reality in which time seems to be suspended. First time screenwriter Jason Lew has penned a poignant and heartfelt story
November 27, 2011
With a tighter grip on proceedings, one imagines Restless would have Van Sant troubling the Academy all over again. As it stands, it's a sweet, gentle film.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
October 21, 2011
With Restless, Van Sant seems to be aiming for somewhere in between the art house and the cineplex by delivering a movie that is as heartwarming as it is strange.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 20, 2011
Hopper is the spitting image of his father Dennis when he was 20 and the versatile Wasikowska once again shows her talent for investing the most delicate of material with a sturdy emotional conviction.
October 20, 2011
It's not for everyone, but for me, it works.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 20, 2011
Henry Hopper just moved to the top of our 'Dude, You're Awesome!' chart.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 20, 2011
Not keen on kook? Get ready to fidget. But those up for a sweet-natured romance full of idiosyncrasies will undoubtedly forgive the rather flyweight feel.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 13, 2011
Gus Van Sant's light, lark of a look at love and death among the young and quirky.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 7, 2011
Restless is consciously lovely in the face of death. How rare.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 7, 2011
The sense of specialness, of the privilege of being pretty and in pain, should be the film's undoing, but it proves to be its saving grace.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 7, 2011
Working through its wistfulness with a leisurely likeability, Van Sant's latest is a weird little gem.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 7, 2011
A calcuated portrait of teen angst, but one that's just interesting enough to be worth watching.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 6, 2011
Van Sant can color quite interestingly within the lines of commercial cinema when so moved and still retain his indie sensibility.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 6, 2011
This low-budget movie takes its time filling in the backgrounds of its characters. That works for a while, but when it's over you may wonder if that's all there is.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 6, 2011
Gus Van Sant doesn't make bad movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 6, 2011
A very special film that deserves a chance with discerning viewers.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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