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Based on 13 Reviews
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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    If there were an ounce of taste left in Hollywood, the magnificent Vera Farmiga would be a front-runner for the Best Actress Oscar. show more

  • 100
    San Francisco Chronicle

    The film is so pitch perfect and realistic, it seems you are there with these people, watching their lives unfold before you as it happens. show more

  • 63
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Farmiga is excellent as a woman who is like the mouse she feeds to her son's pet snake - trapped and about to be eaten alive by ordinary circumstance. show more

  • 70
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    This is a performance without the histrionics and emotional outbursts that accompany most portrayals of addiction. This feels closer to the truth. show more

  • 75
    New York Post

    Writer-director Debra Granik has found a star, and wisely builds every scene around Farmiga's character. show more

  • 75
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    A quietly harrowing chronicle of addiction and fragile recovery anchored by Vera Farmiga's intense performance. show more

  • 70
    Pete Vonder Haar Film Threat

    Strong performances from Vera Farmiga and Hugh Dillon keep things from becoming overdramatic. show more

  • 100
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    Down to the Bone achieves what only the best independent films have: making life, at its most unvarnished, a journey. show more

  • 90
    Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times

    Down to the Bone emerges with an aura of authenticity so strong as to be mesmerizing, thanks to a superior script brought to life with infallibly natural performances. show more

  • 80
    Ella Taylor L.A. Weekly

    Quietly devastating. show more

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