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Still Mine Reviews

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Tom Long
Detroit News
August 30, 2013
Growing old together can't be easy, but in this case, it's certainly beautiful.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
August 2, 2013
Writer-director Michael McGowan covers all the bases here -- the long-standing romance between the aging couple, the hovering concerns of their son and daughter, the constant head-butting with the building inspector -- with well-paced confidence.
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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
August 2, 2013
Writer-director Michael McGowan (Saint Ralph) shows affinity for the subtle undercurrents of a long, happy marriage, but the friction between Cromwell and the government bureaucracy stays one-note.
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
August 1, 2013
Bring a handkerchief, or possibly a bedsheet, to "Still Mine"; this fact-based, beautifully acted drama could wring tears from a brick.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Peter Keough
Boston Globe
August 1, 2013
[A] tough-minded tearjerker, based on a true story ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Hillary Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
August 1, 2013
It is about a husband and wife, partners through six decades, grappling with issues of aging, and how to spend what time together remains with grace and dignity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Kristin Tillotson
Minneapolis Star Tribune
August 1, 2013
While this slight Canadian film has limited appeal for general audiences, seniors and families affected by Alzheimer's will find much to identify with.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Leba Hertz
San Francisco Chronicle
July 22, 2013
"Still Mine" is uplifting and heartbreaking, a contradiction that results in the viewer exalting and being let down at the same time.
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
July 19, 2013
The bond between Craig and Irene is beautifully illuminated by McGowan's script and by acting that feels rich and real.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
July 19, 2013
Bujold amply conveys Irene's longing for Craig in deep-toned ways that one almost never sees in movies about people over the age of 70. Actually, you rarely see it in movies about people of any age anymore.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
July 18, 2013
"Still Mine'' eschews schmaltz, and is tremendously moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
July 18, 2013
More vital than a thousand movies populated by hot, squirming teenagers.
| Original Score: 5/5
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John Anderson
Newsday
July 18, 2013
What would otherwise have been be a rather banal David-Goliath story ... is elevated by Cromwell into something more weighty, and even existentially profound.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
July 18, 2013
"Still Mine" offers James Cromwell a rare shot at a leading role, and he makes the most of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
July 18, 2013
If last year's searing old-age tragedy, "Amour" - or 2006's bravely blunt "Away From Her" - weren't digestible enough for you, perhaps this mild romance will suffice.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
July 17, 2013
Still Mine is Mr. Cromwell's film from first scene to closing credits...he is always present, alive and real, with a wealth of understated feelings. This is the greatest performance of his rich career.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Andrew Frisicano
Time Out
July 16, 2013
The mounting structure-and the subsequent stop-work orders-frames the couple's reflections about the approaching uncertainties of their twilight years, which they deliver with humor and affection.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Michael Sragow
Orange County Register
July 12, 2013
The unforced intimacy between James Cromwell and Genevieve Bujold as a senior couple in the fact-based Still Mine is rare to see in characters of any age. For actors playing a husband in his late eighties and his wife of over sixty years, it's remarkable.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Nick Schager
AV Club
July 11, 2013
McGowan's film doesn't want to get its hands dirty, which winds up making its portrait of cruel twilight-years realities-and the enduring power of love to see one through those difficulties-as easily digestible as its lush rural panoramas are picturesque.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
July 11, 2013
Offers a strong and dignified look at growing old while maintaining one's long-held convictions.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Chuck Wilson
Village Voice
July 10, 2013
[A] pitch-perfect, deeply affecting film ...
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Geoff Pevere
Globe and Mail
May 3, 2013
Still Mine is a measured but considerably moving celebration of things hand-crafted, traditional and built to last.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
May 2, 2013
Quietly observes a love tested by infirmity and bureaucracy, becoming all the stronger for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4