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When Did You Last See Your Father? Reviews

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July 3, 2008
Tucker keeps things subdued almost to the point of inertia.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 9, 2008
...a movie that would probably be better off as a poem.
Full Review | Original Score: 83/100
June 1, 2008
A low-key Big Fish minus the whimsical fantasy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 25, 2008
Grief is difficult to portray without being morbid, and despite valiant efforts to follow in the footsteps of Big Fish, which swept us away with uplifting reminiscences and amusing anecdotes, this drama struggles to find its equilibrium.
June 26, 2008
The movie is slick and treacly and goes nowhere that hasn't been gone before.
November 1, 2008
A keen and candid subjective scrutiny of parenting through the eyes of a damaged offspring, but a relentlessly grim, insular perspective that rarely ventures outside those long festering psychological wounds.
June 6, 2008
'Pretty good, for a movie about death' isn't really good enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 1, 2007
Morrison's book is painfully honest and whilst the film is sensitively handled and impeccably crafted it is also curiously distant and unmoving.
November 6, 2008
A bore of a memoir.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 21, 2017
When Did You Last See Your Father? isn't so much a film by a director as a fantasy sprung straight from the mind of its narcissistic writer and subject.
June 5, 2008
File under 'Don't know what you got 'til it's gone' and go buy a Father's Day gift.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 6, 2008
Jim Broadbent creates a frustratingly complex character as dad and newcomer Matthew Beard is terrific as the teenaged Blake Morrison, but Colin Firth as the adult Blake brings nothing but melancholy mope to the role
Full Review | Original Score: C+
July 6, 2008
An unfocused, agonized tear-jerker about loss and mourning but some of the performances are excellent.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
November 24, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 6, 2008
The author comes off as such a constipated, self-pitying heel, it's no wonder his old man used to give him such a hard time!
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October 5, 2007
A decade ago Morrison's biography explored a grief that, I suspect unwittingly, indeed shockingly, exposed the shallow times. The film doesn't cut the same mustard.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 5, 2007
Broadbent is marvellous as the emotional bulldozer while Firth beautifully conveys the concerns of a man terrified that he may be turning into the man he loathed as an adolescent.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 12, 2008
If only for a moment, all of the film's problems disappeared and all I was left with was the heartfelt emotion sitting within its core.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 13, 2008
This father-son drama never rises above the archetypal: its conflict will be familiar to all, its resolution a surprise to none.
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