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Brilliantly acted and emotionally powerful, Revolutionary Road is a handsome adaptation of Richard Yates' celebrated novel. Read critic reviews
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Oct 08, 2015Revolutionary Road has a good premise and strong actors that perform well enough. What is missing? It feels like it ought to be a better movie but somehow does not come together. I have to say the storytelling and editing are off. There is something about the flow of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" that is missing in Revolutionary Road (though it does have its moments). Still, it is not a bad film and I recommend to fans of the actors.
Nov 08, 2013Heartbreaking. Great to see Leo and Kate together again, they're chemistry is still as strong as ever.Beth M Super Reviewer
May 14, 2013Not much can be said for a film involving its main characters screaming at each other for a majority of the run-time, but at least with "Revolutionary Road" is picked some of the most talented and attractive actors to do the screaming. Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet are reunited as man and wife in this 60's novel adaptation about a couple that would just as much torment one another with constant fights than to live a meaningful and separate life. The leads are powerful, with Winslet looking the best she's ever been, while DiCaprio rides the fine line between the amazing actor he will become and the childish, tween star we knew from "Titanic" and "Catch Me If You Can". Kathy Bates also delivers a fine performance, but it's the Academy Award nominated Michael Shannon that steals the show in the very short time that he graces the screen. A huge fan of Shannon's, I found his character immensely fleshed out and realized for someone barely involved in the plot and his portion becomes the most memorable moments of the film (apart from the dark conclusion and constant yelling). There's a poetry somewhere immersed in "Revolutionary Road" and Sam Mendes, along with Roger Deakins, do their best to emphasis that, but when you dislike both characters and their motives, or lack thereof, it becomes really hard to invest. As epic a drama as it is, the film falls short of being a classic.
Mar 13, 2013A signature piece for the married couple that does all of society's "right things" but still does not find itself happy. I am convinced that everyone envies people in other positions in life to a certain degree. Here we see the natural progression towards a declaration of war on society's norms.John B Super Reviewer