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The Dinner (2017)



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When Stan Lohman (Richard Gere), a popular congressman running for governor, invites his troubled younger brother Paul (Steve Coogan) and his wife Claire (Laura Linney) to join him and his wife Katelyn (Rebecca Hall) for dinner at one of the town's most fashionable restaurants, the stage is set for a tense night. While Stan and Paul have been estranged since childhood, their 16-year- old sons are friends, and the two of them have committed a horrible crime that has shocked the country. While their sons' identities have not yet been discovered and may never be, their parents must now decide what action to take. As the night proceeds, beliefs about the true natures of the four people at the table are upended, relationships shatter, and each person reveals just how far they are willing to go to protect those they love.


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All Critics (12) | Top Critics (3)

A seven-layer dip overflowing with compelling individual ingredients, that, when mixed together, make the finished dish awfully difficult to digest.

February 11, 2017 | Full Review…
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By trying to keep the prolonged sit-down affair from becoming excessively stagey, Moverman adds too many distracting flashbacks to maintain the original's hard-hitting and well-aimed gut punch.

February 10, 2017 | Full Review…
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Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Steve Coogan, and Rebecca Hall make a riveting quartet in Oren Moverman's adaptation of the Herman Koch novel about a dark-hearted dinner gathering.

February 10, 2017 | Full Review…
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Although it has interpreters with enough solvency, the excessive ethical discussion becomes tiring. [Full review in Spanish]

April 12, 2017 | Full Review…

It's the pace and panic of modernity Moverman grasps best as morally corrosive forces: the soft ping of iPhone email alerts never letting us be, and consciences wiped clean as quickly as the next news cycle whips around.

February 16, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Daily Telegraph (UK)

A film that feels badly assembled and unclear. Perhaps the first artistic failure of Oren Moverman. [Full review in Spanish]

February 15, 2017 | Full Review…

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