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Based on 43 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 21 )
  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The pie looks delicious, but Labor Day feels stale. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    This is win-win for everybody, but it's too win-win - a setup that short-circuits drama, that shoehorns a situation into a precooked formulation: He's a real prisoner and she's an emotional prisoner, and each offers the other the possibility of freedom. show more

  • 38
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Labor Day feels like a belabored, sappy slog. show more

  • 30
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Labor Day, adapted from a novel by Joyce Maynard, is the kind of movie that turns clarity into stultification; everything is perfectly clear and almost everything — pie-making excepted — is perfectly lifeless. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    It is a yarn. But it's so full of passion, poetry, and humor that it becomes, for the time, quite real. show more

  • 90
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    Reitman keeps a strong grip on all the aspects of the story to prevent it from becoming corny, unduly melodramatic or obvious. show more

  • 40
    Bob Mondello NPR

    Labor Day may be filled with autumn's falling leaves, but it makes sense that they're bringing it out as a prelude to spring, for the sap — and I do mean sap — is rising. show more

  • 77
    William Goss

    Jason Reitman’s adaptation of Joyce Maynard’s Labor Day is as consistently assured a piece of filmmaking as any we’ve seen from the filmmaker and very much in keeping with the decreasingly glib nature of his output. show more

  • 100
    Rex Reed New York Observer

    It resonates with delicacy, passion and restraint, touching the heart in places where cynics fear to go. show more

  • 88
    Richard Roeper Chicago Sun-Times

    Labor Day is an admittedly strange hybrid. Rarely have I seen such outrageous plot points executed with such lovely grace. show more

  • July 25, 2014 Belinda Syjud
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    It was so so

  • July 25, 2014 Belinda Syjud
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    It was so so

  • March 08, 2014 angiekoenigolson
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    I was really surprised at this one. Great movie. Give it a 5 star!

  • February 14, 2014 padoma3
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    Surprisingly, we really liked this movie.

  • February 10, 2014 pdbruning
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    I agree totally with goingpublic4u2. I couldn\'t describe it any better if I tried.

  • February 09, 2014 Donna
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    I liked some of the movie like the ending, but the rest of the movie was slow and boring.

  • February 06, 2014 Susi
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    Jason Reitman\'s simplistic but poetic offering of a Labor Day holiday weekend in middle America is noteworthy as much for its well-written script as it is for its stellar performances by Winslet and Brolin who capture and captivate through sense and touch. Momentary lulls are forgiven.

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  • February 06, 2014 Jacque
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    one of my favorite movies of all time. the unconditional love. uplifting

  • February 05, 2014 CHERYL
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    I gave this movie a good solid 3 stars. It was loooooong and drawn out. Very slow. But it ended great at the end. It was not realistic though.


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