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      The Beaver Reviews

      Foster does her audience an injustice by adopting a humorless tone and refusing to have more fun with the obvious elephant in the room.

      Full Review | Original Score: 2/4 | Mar 9, 2023

      I only wish that Gibson and Yelchin had more screen time.

      Full Review | Original Score: 4/5 | Aug 19, 2022

      The integrity of the actors and director rescues this film from disaster. [Full review in Spanish]

      Full Review | Aug 9, 2022

      All in all, this movie is just fine. It has humor, and hope, and it features a number of likable actors (even Mel) in likable roles.

      Full Review | Mar 24, 2021

      Despite some funny visuals in the trailer is not a comedy. It is a dark exploration of mental illness and its effect on the family unit.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5 | Jan 31, 2021

      The Beaver flirts with virtually every genre.

      Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/4.0 | Sep 2, 2020

      I was shocked by how effective it actually was.

      Full Review | Original Score: B+ | Aug 10, 2020

      The Beaver is a well-crafted film with some very compelling elements.

      Full Review | Apr 3, 2020

      The Beaver is a conscientious, industrious and creative film that not only gives us one of the best performances of the year with Mel Gibson, but builds hope in shedding a light on the issue of depression.

      Full Review | Nov 16, 2019

      Gibson, of course, is well suited right now to playing a man in pain. But he has little chemistry with Foster, who plays the woman who gives him more chances than he deserves.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3/5 | Jan 8, 2019

      This really is one of the most unbalanced, incohesive, disturbing, vomit-inducing, yet strangely captivating movies I have seen in some time.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3/5 | Dec 14, 2018

      This might have been better as an intimate drama about mental illness and it doesn't have time to explore all of its themes.

      Full Review | Original Score: 2/5 | Aug 24, 2018

      [Gibson offers] one of the most subtly complex turns of his long career, single-handedly pulling off Foster's strange, imperfect but ultimately affecting dramedy.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3/4 | Aug 8, 2018

      The other actors keep pace with Gibson, especially Yelchin and Jennifer Lawrence as a teen love interest. The thick, meaty, rich, dark film offers only a few moments of gallows humor to lighten the mood.

      Full Review | Apr 4, 2018

      The quirky concept and Gibson's powerhouse performance give The Beaver unexpected resonance.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3/5 | Mar 14, 2016

      It doesn't quite work, but it does provide something of a cinematic exorcism for the public's increasingly conflicted relationship with Gibson.

      Full Review | May 12, 2015

      Thinks it's a whimsical tale of a man finding himself, but Gibson thinks it's the tale of a man losing his mind.

      Full Review | Original Score: C+ | Jun 22, 2013

      Jodie Foster's The Beaver had its moments, but the overall premise just didn't fly. I just couldn't buy the idea of the talking puppet.

      Full Review | Original Score: 6/10 | Jun 2, 2013

      Mel Gibson's last hurrah

      Full Review | Original Score: 3/4 | Jan 14, 2013

      A unique and thoughtful project that showcases a charming, as well as unconventional, character journey -- and one of Gibson's best roles to date.

      Full Review | Original Score: 4/5 | Oct 2, 2012

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