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Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
November 1, 2012
Maguire, given the chance to play "a dirty philanderer" and "a cheating, cat-killing liar," wrings every laugh he can out of this character. He may not be Spider-Man any longer, but his bug eyes never let him down.
Full Review | Original Score: 25/4
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
November 1, 2012
[A] provocatively acrid adult comedy of lies, deceits, and a touch of murder.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
November 1, 2012
As if to justify its own title, The Details is familiar in its plotting but uproarious in its incidents.
Matt Pais
November 1, 2012
A character study with rougher edges [than Flight] and more to say than, 'It's difficult but important to admit when you have a problem.'
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
November 1, 2012
It's more interested in admiring its own architecture than building something worth residing in.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
October 31, 2012
It's a frustrating movie in its inconsistency.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Alonso Duralde
October 31, 2012
The perpetrators and victims here are all such smug, dull caricatures that none of the intended satirical barbs have anywhere to land.
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Matt Singer
Time Out
October 31, 2012
This attempt at black comedy is so busy twisting through its plot that it barely has time for its characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Eric Kohn
October 30, 2012
It's a familiar mold: the perils of suburban discontent have been so thoroughly explored that "The Details" plays like a hodgepodge of familiar circumstances on an assembly line to disaster.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine
October 30, 2012
Maguire reveals most of his shortcomings as an actor here. Whenever he shares a scene with someone as solid as Banks, Linney or Haysbert, it's as if he disappears.
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine
October 28, 2012
The Details is as smug and self-satisfied as its privileged lead character.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Cole Smithey
October 27, 2012
Jacob Aaron Estes has made a plucky movie that challenges its audience to examine their own less than ethical behaviors. Just as it is in life, it's all fun and games until someone looses their household.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
October 27, 2012
Imagine the marital turbulence depicted in 'Revolutionary Road' multiplied by ten and treated as a dark comedy. That gives you some idea of what you're in for with this disturbingly funny film.
Chris Bumbray
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
April 24, 2011
A solid black comedy, with scene stealing performances from Laura Linney, and Ray Liotta.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Edward Douglas
January 30, 2011
The nature of the genre gives The Details tonal issues that ultimately, it's able to overcome.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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