The Leisure Seeker Reviews

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June 13, 2018
[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.
April 20, 2018
A funny and truthful look at growing old together.
April 19, 2018
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.
April 19, 2018
I found it sucrose and glib.
April 13, 2018
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.
April 4, 2018
It's a particular pleasure to see Sutherland in a leading role, as he's so seldom ever in his long career been given the opportunity to carry a film.
March 23, 2018
"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.
March 22, 2018
Both performers are treasures; both deserve, together and separately, a better showcase than this.
March 21, 2018
Sentimental, but not exactly meaningful.
March 16, 2018
Sometimes an outsider's perspective is a breath of fresh air. In this one, you feel the director holding his nose.
March 15, 2018
The film's poignant and powerful ending does provide a saving grace.
March 15, 2018
The pleasure of Mirren and Sutherland's company is considerable, but not that considerable.
March 14, 2018
Mirren and Sutherland can do anything - except save this sentimental drool bucket of senior cinema from driving into a predictable ditch of been-there-seen-that.
March 8, 2018
Paolo Virzi's film, based on a novel by Michael Zadoorian, holds few surprises, leaving us with some enjoyable set pieces in a disappointing movie.
March 8, 2018
The sentiment is admirable; the execution decidedly is not.
March 7, 2018
It's a sweet premise ... that isn't fleshed out well in the leaden screenplay, which leans heavily on the most obvious Americana trappings to gin up a lighter side of senility.
March 6, 2018
There's beauty here - Virzi is too humane to make a movie without beautiful moments. But a scattered eight or 10 minutes of splendor just isn't worth an almost two-hour investment of time.
March 6, 2018
The performers are always lively, often engaging, and sometimes moving, worth our contemplation even when the script flags.
Top Critic
January 26, 2018
There are occasional flashes of sweetness and charm, but the parts don't add up to anything substantial.
December 19, 2017
If only the film had something to say about America-or about memory, or about families.
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