The Etruscan Smile

Critics Consensus

The Etruscan Smile follows a familiar arc -- albeit one deepened by the always reliable Brian Cox in the story's central role.

70%

TOMATOMETER

Total Count: 23

71%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 20

Where to watch

Rate And Review

User image

Verified

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)



  • You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Step 2 of 2

    How did you buy your ticket?

    Let's get your review verified.

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

    You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)

  • How did you buy your ticket?

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

The Etruscan Smile (Rory's Way) Videos

Movie Info

Rory, a rugged Scotsman, reluctantly leaves his beloved Hebridean island and travels to San Francisco to seek medical treatment. Moving in with his estranged son, Rory sees his life transformed through a newly found bond with his grandson.

Cast & Crew

News & Interviews for The Etruscan Smile (Rory's Way)

Critic Reviews for The Etruscan Smile (Rory's Way)

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (7) | Fresh (16) | Rotten (7)

  • Brian Cox gives one of his finest performances in this familiar but affecting drama about a cantankerous Scotsman facing his journey's end.

    April 5, 2020 | Full Review…

    Joe Leydon

    Variety
    Top Critic
  • If nothing else, the movie makes a strong case for Cox's astounding resilience, an ability to take even the most routine gig and deepen its potential.

    April 3, 2020 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

    Eric Kohn

    indieWire
    Top Critic
  • Soap opera elements are unavoidable, but the film has energy and spirit, thanks to Cox's bright, charming performance.

    November 3, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

    Rex Reed

    Observer
    Top Critic
  • While Cox's typically sterling performance is not quite enough to rescue The Etruscan Smile from succumbing to bathos, it goes a long way toward making the film palatable.

    October 31, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Co-directed by two Israelis, adapted from an Italian-set novel, it's 100 per cent inauthentic.

    May 31, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • Capable performers throng these otherwise nondescript digital frames, vainly trying to persuade us we're not watching some rogue telefilm.

    May 30, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Phil Hoad

    Guardian
    Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Etruscan Smile (Rory's Way)

The Etruscan Smile (Rory's Way) Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Movie & TV guides