The Hollars Reviews

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September 10, 2020
It sure is all familiar yet it all resonates with such emotional honesty that you're unlikely to care that you've been down this cinematic road before.
June 9, 2020
Martindale deftly pulls off the trick of stealing a whole movie from an all-star ensemble.
August 22, 2018
"The Hollars" doesn't aspire to be anything it's not, and although this makes it predictable, Krasinski does a good job giving the movie its own persona and charisma to make it worth checking out.
August 29, 2017
The Hollars fails but not miserably. It has its moments and its good intentions. So why doesn't it work?
August 18, 2017
[John] Krasinski is fortunate that he has the name recognition to try his hand at anything he wants, but maybe he shouldn't cast his net quite so wide.
March 22, 2017
With a certain hint of dark comedy, Jim Strouse's script talks about the economic crisis, small business's problems and the return of the forty-year-old to home. [Full review in Spanish]
March 17, 2017
Fun situations and dialogues are scarce and dramatic moments become trivialized until they're deprived of any capacity to move. [Full review in Spanish]
March 14, 2017
The director manages to give the film that fair dose of sentimentalism and a cute sense of humor without being cheesy, all thanks to a perfect cast of actors. [Full review in Spanish]
March 6, 2017
A film that possesses a certain personality, given that it give its characters a force above the archetype they represent, but in the long run, it's not enough. [Full review in Spanish]
January 1, 2017
The Hollars does achieve occasional poignant moments, most of them due to Martindale's warm presence and the goodwill she inspires. But the other actors have little to work with.
October 5, 2016
The Hollars is a great little indie that really has it all.
October 5, 2016
Maybe there's a longer, more graceful earlier version out there. Maybe there's an earlier version of the screenplay that emphasizes authenticity over punchlines. But what's on screen feels like an overly cautious, watered-down final draft.
September 26, 2016
An uplifting dramedy that reveals how disappointment can be a spiritual teacher.
September 25, 2016
An agonizing exercise in indie quirk.
September 23, 2016
The Hollars" follows a very predictable storyline but the journey is made far more interesting by a first-rate cast.
September 22, 2016
'The Hollars,' directed by and starring John Krasinski, fails to connect because it doesn't say anything that we haven't already heard.
September 22, 2016
The humor is often forced, the emotions are overwrought, and the swelling music cues lose even their minor emotional effectiveness after the third or fourth time.
September 22, 2016
If you were to buy a kit labeled "quirky independent movie," the assembled parts would look like The Hollars, in which a stellar cast is stranded in a clich-heavy family dramedy.
September 22, 2016
Rarely has family dysfunction on film been more dreadfully boring than in The Hollars.
September 22, 2016
rasinski is sort of a low-grade Jimmy Stewart as a comic/dramatic actor. He's also, obviously now, a director other actors are delighted to work for.
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