The Beaver Reviews

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January 8, 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.
December 14, 2018
This really is one of the most unbalanced, incohesive, disturbing, vomit-inducing, yet strangely captivating movies I have seen in some time.
August 24, 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.
August 8, 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.
April 4, 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.
March 14, 2016
The quirky concept and Gibson's powerhouse performance give The Beaver unexpected resonance.
May 12, 2015
It doesn't quite work, but it does provide something of a cinematic exorcism for the public's increasingly conflicted relationship with Gibson.
June 22, 2013
Thinks it's a whimsical tale of a man finding himself, but Gibson thinks it's the tale of a man losing his mind.
June 2, 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.
January 14, 2013
Mel Gibson's last hurrah
October 2, 2012
A unique and thoughtful project that showcases a charming, as well as unconventional, character journey -- and one of Gibson's best roles to date.
February 4, 2012
The device of the beaver is a constant distraction from what is otherwise a compelling tale of a man and family in crisis.
October 7, 2011
It's a bummer of a movie -- dark and at cross-purposes with both itself and any image do-over [Gibson] might be seeking.
September 29, 2011
Sthn trith ths skhnothetikh apopeira, h Jodie Foster akomh den exei piasei thn ennoia toy rakor, alla ayto einai to mikrotero ap' ta problhmata mias dramenti poy pairnei to thema ths katathlipshs arketa elafra, gia na thes na thn aytoktonhseis
September 9, 2011
Moviegoers probably won't be interested in seeing Mel Gibson in an onscreen train wreck that reminds them so much of the mess he's made of his real life.
August 20, 2011
Put the puppet back into the dumpster.
August 11, 2011
Aside from having a title that turns me into a puerile, sniggering teenager every time I talk about it, The Beaver is a heartbreakingly good movie.
August 5, 2011
Se maneja en el filo entre la comedia absurda y el drama lacrimógeno, una combinación no siempre efectiva. Dentro de un buen elenco se destaca el intento de Mel Gibson por volver a los primeros planos.
August 5, 2011
The Beaver makes for a creative portrayal of mental illness, and of family life around those who live in the dark, reaching a fine balance of drama and comedy.
August 3, 2011
Jodie Foster's The Beaver is a film about mental illness that, refreshingly, isn't like most films about mental illness.
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