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Based on 7 Reviews
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  • 63
    New York Post

    This carefully observed slice of life is dragged down by the dreary and distracting hand-held camerawork. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The film is not a compelling drama so much as a poignant observation of a sad situation. show more

  • 70
    Bill Goodykoontz Arizona Republic

    The bigger issue is that the film is more a slice of life than a real journey. It's an intriguing slice, but the real depth is in the performances, not the story. [18 Oct 2012] show more

  • 70
    Village Voice

    Mostly, it captures how old age decimates even the people who don't suffer from it. show more

  • 70
    Stephen Holden The New York Times

    Except for a subplot about a missing cat that suggests that Fred may be considerably dottier than he appears, the movie gets almost everything right about the uncomfortable moment when grown children are forced to be their parents' parents. show more

  • 60

    Irregularly spiked with some droll sitcom-style humor, this thoughtful but exceedingly modest miniature will be best nursed within the festival circuit. show more

  • 50
    Los Angeles Times

    It also points to one of the movie's most nagging problems: Stuck somewhere between personal memoir and universal truth, Fred Won't Move Out ends up being neither. show more

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