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Revolutionary Road Reviews

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Jason Best
Movie Talk
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.
Will Leitch
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife
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.
Top Critic
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Anders Wotzke
August 1, 2009
It's hard to shake the feeling that this is merely a lesser rehash of Mendes' more accomplished film American Beauty.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Keith Cohen
Entertainment Spectrum
March 21, 2009
Similar yet better domestic dramas that come to mind for comparison purposes include "In the Bedroom," "Little Children" and "American Beauty."
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
March 1, 2009
Suburban malaise has seldom been better looking or better acted.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Eric Melin
February 11, 2009
[Solid] performances took me over some of the bumps of the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
February 11, 2009
The result of all this combined talent is a masterpiece of a film that reveals the hidden disease at the heart of American life in the 1950s.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Kam Williams
February 9, 2009
A road to ruin paved more by mindless conformity than by good intentions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Richard Roeper
February 8, 2009
Bolstered by Thomas Newman's score, spot-on set design and the brilliant source material, "Revolutionary Road" is a darkly effective portrait of an Eisenhower-era couple who fall tragically short of reaching Camelot.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
February 5, 2009
Sam Mendes's film, based on a faithful screenplay by Justin Haythe, is beautifully crafted.
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
February 5, 2009
Sam Mendes has created an intelligent, thoroughly engrossing, beautifully acted adaptation of a classic novel that depicts the tragic underside of America's sunniest decade.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
February 2, 2009
(...) Al menos desde Quin le teme a Virginia Woolf?, de Mike Nichols (1966), no se vea en el cine estadounidense el resquebrajamiento de un matrimonio de manera tan cruda y tan honesta.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
January 30, 2009
Terrivelmente prejudicado em função da abordagem distanciada e excessivamente racional de Mendes, que parece estar sempre julgando e condenando seus personagens.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine
January 30, 2009
Handsomely done and beautifully acted, just slightly wanting in a screenplay that leaves questions unanswered about what's behind these unhappy people. And it's ultra-depressing...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Dave Calhoun
Time Out
January 30, 2009
This is a sobering, well-observed film that doesn't fully hit the mark but sets up enough pleasing ideas to chew on regarding ambition, marriage and ideals of how to live one's life, individually and as a couple.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
January 30, 2009
A worthy but slightly cold adaptation of a classic American novel that fails to fully engage the audience's sympathy despite first-rate performances and some sublime camerawork by multiple Oscar nominee Roger Deakins.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Christopher
Times (UK)
January 30, 2009
Ultimately, the performances are (rightly) more involving than the story. By the same token, the actors are more involving than the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Bradshaw
January 30, 2009
A deeply felt, moving and genuinely tragic study of a marriage tearing itself apart.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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