Things We Lost in the Fire Reviews

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November 18, 2011
November 17, 2011
May 13, 2009
March 20, 2008
February 22, 2008
Scheduled blowups and symbolic dreams and interminable tears until we all feel like we've learned a little something about loss: We want our two hours back.
October 31, 2007
Things We Lost in the Fire is certainly not a comedy, but it is definitely mordant with its two Big Themes: Loss and Addiction, both treated in a singularly heavy-handed manner, for which I blame primarily Mr. Loeb's screenplay.
July 6, 2019
Despite terrific performances, the film sinks without ever developing its own personality.
November 4, 2018
Screenwriter Allan Loeb begins to unravel the much more conventional story of Jerry's battle with drugs and the audience is forced to wallow in an all too familiar mire. Despite this, Bier is still a fascinating director whose films work on many levels.
May 22, 2016
The English-language debut of Danish director Susanne Bier is at times morose but the tale of healing is directed with compassion and a powerful, sometimes discomforting intimacy.
April 28, 2011
Every trace of maudlin evaporates in one of Del Toro's lopsided grins.
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