The Leisure Seeker

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The Leisure Seeker certainly doesn't suffer from any shortage of acting talent, but it's largely squandered on a predictable, diffuse drama with little to say.



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The film stars Academy Award-winner (R) Helen Mirren and two-time Golden Globe-winner (R) Donald Sutherland as a runaway couple going on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call The Leisure Seeker, travelling from Boston to The Ernest Hemingway Home in Key West. They recapture their passion for life and their love for each other on a road trip that provides revelation and surprise right up to the very end.

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All Critics (105) | Top Critics (25)

  • [The Leisure Seeker] is a predictable scenario. It can't be anything else. But these two great talents invest it with humanity and courage in the face of its inescapable home truths.

    Jun 13, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • A funny and truthful look at growing old together.

    Apr 20, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Plenty of scope, then, for tragedy and comedy, but Paolo Virzi's film is neither profoundly sad nor uproariously funny. It just trundles along in a cocoon of modulated mediocrity, like the Spencers in their Leisure Seeker.

    Apr 19, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Ed Potton

    Times (UK)
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  • I found it sucrose and glib.

    Apr 19, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • There are quieter moments during which the glances between Sutherland and Mirren -- containing memories better left unvoiced -- suggest something worthier than the dreck they're trapped in.

    Apr 13, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • "The Leisure Seeker" deserves credit for tackling a difficult subject. Unfortunately it comes packaged in a clumsy road movie headed the wrong way down the highway.

    Mar 23, 2018 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…

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