Revolutionary Road Reviews

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December 18, 2020
In making a better man out of Frank Wheeler, Mendes and Haythe have, unfortunately, thrown out one of the real achievement's of Yates's novel: his ruthless critique of 1950s masculinity.
November 28, 2020
Even the climax of the film is laughable, along with nearly every complementary sequence in which they bicker and yell continuously.
September 21, 2020
A decent film that falls devastatingly short of anything resembling greatness.
April 10, 2020
Maybe I would have been more willing to mull over that commentary if any piece of me had actually liked Frank and April Wheeler...
October 2, 2019
Based on the 1961 novel by Richard Yates, there is a been-there, done-that feeling about the film.
June 6, 2019
A powerful, wrenching piece of work and an acting showcase for a tremendous ensemble cast.
August 29, 2018
This is a handsome, intelligent and careful adaptation which may be too bookish... Always fully engrossing, even if it is too coolly detached to ever be involving.
April 30, 2018
Revolutionary Road shows something people think they want to see but really don't: what happens if Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet survive the Titanic.
September 12, 2017
It just touched on so many different issues like love, the sanctity of marriage, forgiveness, rage, entrapment, loneliness and helplessness.
October 7, 2015
Mr. Mendes at least has an idea what he should be going for even though he ultimately fails.
October 21, 2014
There is not a shred of hope, light or even life in Mendes' fourth film.
September 7, 2013
Revolutionary Road's portrait of a disintegrating marriage is so unflinching, so unsentimental, and so bleak, that you really need to be in a buoyant emotional state to get through the movie.
June 22, 2013
Most of the way, the film feels more like a documentary about the couple than a corrosive study of either of them.
August 16, 2011
These people are not tragic, they're not even pathetic - they're fountains of soap-opera profundities.
April 4, 2011
From the director of American Beauty comes another empty, fake-meaningful tale of how rotten it is in the suburbs.
January 26, 2011
... far beyond deconstructing the man in the gray flannel suit. ... [writer Richard Yates] explored ways we acquire and define our identities from people we love, and how we set our lives on self-deceptive and self-destructive courses.
October 20, 2010
Revolutionary Road offers nothing you can't see on TV, with more compelling narratives and better performances (save for Michael Shannon).
August 23, 2010
Mendes has made a troubling film that wrestles with big themes and touchy subjects, even if it is set in an overly familiar milieu.
January 10, 2010
The characters in this film are weak-willed, pathetic losers. I just couldn't muster much sympathy for the characters that couldn't burst out of the cages of their own design.
August 30, 2009
Revolutionary Road is content to stick with hoary cliches about the emptiness of middle-class bourgeois life.
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