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The Oranges Reviews

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Richard Haridy
Quickflix
November 25, 2013
The Oranges dabbles with transgressive ideas (for a moment it felt like the film was implying that infidelity could be a positive force in everyone's lives) before retreating into stupefyingly predictable and safe rhythms.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
John Hanlon
John Hanlon Reviews
June 30, 2013
Although the film suffers during certain plot developments, the set-up and much of the dialogue ring true in this dramedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
June 9, 2013
It's the cast that carries a film like this, offering a strong level of acting gravitas to support a bitingly cynical script about the tawdry happenings in a suburb.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
May 26, 2013
The problem is that there's nothing terribly funny about families and friendships being torn asunder.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Philip French
Observer (UK)
December 9, 2012
The acting almost varnishes the fractured surface, enabling the audience to accept the film as a deeply felt, feelgood family comedy.
Emma Dibdin
Digital Spy
December 8, 2012
The dialogue's much saltier and sharper than you expect from a drama that's essentially playing it safe.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com
December 7, 2012
There's plenty of potential for jagged black humour in this suburban comedy-drama, but the filmmakers never take a single risk.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Charlotte O'Sullivan
London Evening Standard
December 7, 2012
The movie's horribly jaunty soundtrack is a problem. Ditto the blah camera-work. But mostly it's the script, which turns out to be spineless.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Aldridge
Radio Times
December 7, 2012
It's all mildly amusing, if fairly obvious, stuff and it's impeccably played by the superb cast. But you can't help feeling that they all deserve something rather more worthy of their talents.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Grant Rollings
The Sun (UK)
December 6, 2012
How much you enjoy this comedy will depend upon how gross you consider the idea of a married 50-year-old father having an affair with his best friend's 24-year-old daughter.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Jenkins
Little White Lies
December 6, 2012
A tricky social conundrum is boiled down, lightly prodded and then forgotten by the roadside. Shame.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
December 6, 2012
Disappoints with its gooey liberalism and its failure to find a convincing dramatic register for the central relationship.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
December 6, 2012
I'm not sure a better cast has ever gone more ickily astray than in this most misbegotten of dramedies.
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
December 6, 2012
It's no classic but diverting enough. At the very least it will most likely put your family Christmas feuds into perspective.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
December 6, 2012
Marital crisis in the New Jersey suburbs feels like yesterday's soggy granola in this impressively witless clone of American Beauty.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
December 6, 2012
Sporadic in its own sparkle, middling in its wit, the film will be required viewing mainly for Hugh Laurie phenomenologists ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
December 6, 2012
Engaging dysfunctional family comedy-drama with terrific performances from a superb ensemble cast, though it's not quite as edgy as it should have been.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
December 5, 2012
An honest look into stale relationships and an ultimately optimistic view of how things can change even if they initially appear slightly ikky.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
December 5, 2012
Beautifully acted, lovingly shot and something of a pre-Christmas treat to enjoy, one segment at a time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Guy Lodge
Time Out
December 4, 2012
The intervention of Tony Soprano, who lives not far away, is urgently called for.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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