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The Sense Of An Ending (2017)



Critic Consensus: Anchored by a strong starring performance by Jim Broadbent, The Sense of an Ending proves consistently gripping even as it skims the narrative surface of its literary source material.

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Tony Webster (Broadbent) leads a reclusive and quiet existence until long buried secrets from his past force him to face the flawed recollections of his younger self, the truth about his first love (Rampling) and the devastating consequences of decisions made a lifetime ago.

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Jim Broadbent
as Tony Webster
Billy Howle
as Young Tony
Freya Mavor
as Young Veronica
Charlotte Rampling
as Veronica Ford
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This is a mature film that asks us to bring a lot of ourselves to it.

April 10, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Broadbent and Walter are perfectly paired...

March 20, 2017 | Full Review…

Watching The Sense of an Ending, I was struck by the realization that this should have been a good movie.

March 18, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Director Ritesh Batra's adaptation of Julian Barnes's my-theme-is-memory novel serves as a grand showcase for star Jim Broadbent as a sour old soul who is ever so gently forced to reckon with his past.

March 17, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Beyond Broadbent's rich portrait of Tony's wide-eyed surprise and bumbling reassessments, Batra has found various deft ways of making Barnes's points about time and memory ...

March 17, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Broadbent, so often a supporting player, is a treat in the lead role, soft and mournful, but with a youthful gleam in his eye.

March 17, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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