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Based on 31 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 90
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    An uncommonly good movie - a thriller that transcends thrills to become a heartfelt and heart-stopping personal drama. show more

  • 100
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    A lot of actors are labeled "brave" for taking on difficult scripts like this, but Spacek is the real thing: an artist first, without vanity, and a movie star almost by default. show more

  • 88
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Bedroom succeeds with performances that get some of their power from imaginative casting. show more

  • 100
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The kind of movie they don't make any more -- a seriously beautiful, deliberately paced drama that meanders for a while at the pace of a summer romance, then explodes with phenomenal force. show more

  • 100
    Desmond Ryan Philadelphia Inquirer

    When it comes to the realistic portrayal of the complex process of grief, most actresses are at a loss. Sissy Spacek is decidedly not most actresses. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    It's a human drama, drawn in such careful emotional detail, its two acts of violence -- one shown, one not -- are almost incidental. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    There are scenes as true as movies can make them, and even when the story develops thriller elements, they are redeemed, because the movie isn't about what happens, but about why. show more

  • 100
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    The surehandedly wrought, beautifully acted, almost unbearably tense In the Bedroom is a rare film, not to be missed. show more

  • 88
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    It sneaks up on you and shakes you: a tale of the cold hell surging up beneath that windy, sensuous Wyeth landscape. show more

  • 88
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Tremendously affecting on several levels, In the Bedroom is must-see viewing for anyone who complains Hollywood doesn't make movies for grownups. show more

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