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This Is Martin Bonner Reviews

August 16, 2013
This Is Martin Bonner takes a magnifying glass to everyday goodness and lingering pain, illuminating their contours and complexities but pulling away before the movie can ever burst into sentimental flame.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 15, 2013
This contemplative drama draws strength from day-to-day ordinariness and a terrific lead performance from Paul Eenhoorn, yet sadly falls short.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 13, 2013
Mr. Eenhoorn (whose patient expressions here suggest a kindly priest) gives his character the shy charm of palpable decency.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 13, 2013
Patience is privileged, nothing is forced, and by the end of this quietly devastating character study, the ordinary has become extraordinary.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 13, 2013
By calling on his leads to underplay nearly every moment, Hartigan calls into question our deeply ingrained instinct, as moviegoers, to witness a steady parade of amped-up emotions.
July 31, 2013
Rigorously subdued in performance and tone, this low-key character portrait is distinguished by its empathetic honesty.
July 31, 2013
This Is Martin Bonner explores what it means to be a good person at a crossroads, and whom you might find there.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 19, 2013
Written and directed by Chad Hartigan, this touching, uncommonly humane drama centers on the tenuous friendship between two lonely older men.
July 1, 2013
The writer and director, Chad Hartigan, transforms the potentially maudlin premise into a luminous reach for grace.
Top Critic
June 20, 2013
Nothing happens in This Is Martin Bonner, and that's the best thing about it.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 22, 2013
A mood piece, a character study and an exercise in poetic gesture possessed of a sort of evanescent, secular spirituality.