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Based on 31 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    For the silent masses who cherish those "Hallmark Hall of Fame" specials, but wish they had just a little more profanity, the release of Around the Bend is occasion to rejoice. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    A bittersweet relationship drama with enough honest emotion and gentle humor to move even the steeliest heart. show more

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Mr. Walken performs with a marvelously minimalist precision. show more

  • 50
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Around the Bend doesn't inspire one to care. show more

  • 50
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Might as well have been titled "That Kentucky Fried Chicken Movie." That's how it will be referred to, anyway, though some people may insert an adjective such as "convoluted," "disappointing," or "anti-climactic" before the name of the fast-food franchise. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Slick, well-packaged emotional drama. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The movie, unfortunately, doesn't really work; it's one of those films where the characters always seem to be Behaving, as if ordinary life has to be jacked up into eccentricity. show more

  • 63
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Who would have guessed that, among all the cutesy curves in Around the Bend, the guy walking the straightest line is Christopher Walken? show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The story is spotty, but the acting is fine, especially when Walken is around. show more

  • 50
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    If nothing else, director/screenwriter Jordan Roberts knows good music. If only we could say the same about his script. show more

  • April 06, 2013 J ERIN
    Report This User

    I really liked this movie. It was funny, poignant, sad, well-acted and unpredictable. Very entertaining with excellent casting.

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