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PG-13| 2 hr. 9 min.

Plot Summary
Oskar (Thomas Horn), who lost his father (Tom Hanks) in the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center, is convinced that his dad left a final message for him somewhere in the city. Upon finding a mysterious key in his father's closet, Oskar sets out in search of the lock it fits. Feeling disconnected from his grieving mother (Sandra Bullock) and driven by a tirelessly active mind, Oskar has a journey of discovery that takes him beyond his loss and leads to a greater understanding of the world.

Cast: Tom Hanks , Sandra Bullock , Thomas Horn , Zoe Caldwell , Viola Davis , Jeffrey Wright , Max von Sydow , John Goodman

Director: Stephen Daldry

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011)

Release Date: December 25th, 2011|2 hr. 9 min.

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  • Solidly crafted, impeccably acted and self-important in the way that Oscar loves, Extremely Loud is also incredibly close to exploitation. show more

  • It's a far better thing to remember Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close than to watch it. Looking back, much of what is irritating, precious and tiresome about the movie recedes and drops away, while all the movie's virtues, which are considerable, rise to consciousness. There are good things here - just be prepared to blast for them. show more

  • In Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, director Stephen Daldry must walk a tricky line between poignancy and pathos. He occasionally slips into maudlin turf. show more

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  • July 28, 2014 merwooda
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    Unpredictable, serious and disturbing. And at times somewhat unclear. Oddly the film is carried by the kid, disappointingly, not the beloved stars, He did a great job, but was strangely unappealing. True, not much action, and the concept of meeting with over 400 New Yorkers seemed implausible. This crier only shed a few tears (at the end), and I can't honestly say I enjoyed the movie. But it had beauty and power and love. And probably some truth. Worth your time if you like this sort of thing. If you are looking for excitement or fun entertainment, maybe not.

  • July 31, 2012 pn00000000128056
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    At first it was slow and annoying to watch, but it quickly became refreshing and rewarding. www.moviezya.com

  • April 29, 2012 wx00000000121825
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    Really good movie. It was approached differently than most movies are. The story line is awesome and sandra bullock is a great actress!

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