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R| 1 hr. 42 min.

Plot Summary
The fates of two men and their families converge following a tragic accident. Ethan Lerner (Joaquin Phoenix) and his family are on the way home from their son's cello recital. The same evening, law associate Dwight Arno (Mark Ruffalo) and his son are returning from a ballgame. In a flash, the unthinkable happens, and Ethan's son dies beneath the wheels of Dwight's car. Dwight speeds away, and Ethan, as the only witness to the tragedy, begins his quest for justice.

Cast: Joaquin Phoenix , Mark Ruffalo , Jennifer Connelly , Mira Sorvino , Elle Fanning , Eddie Alderson , Sean Curley , Gary Kohn

Director: Terry George

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Focus Features

Reservation Road (2007)

Release Date: October 19th, 2007|1 hr. 42 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 6 )
  • Even the best actors -- and I'd rank Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Ruffalo among their generation's finest -- can't save a movie that aims for tragedy but stalls at soap opera. show more

  • Despite some solid acting, the film is lacking in surprises. For all the suffering that these characters endure, there's very little payoff. show more

  • Tries rather feebly to examine complex questions of morality. It does a better job of capturing a sense of shattering grief, but it gets too caught up in plot contrivances and coincidences to be believable. show more

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  • July 02, 2008 Eric
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    A very well acted movie, good plot.

  • May 22, 2008 hague1753
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    Joaquin Phoenix could have done a better job. He sometimes felt fake. Aside from this, however, Jennifer Connelly and Mark Ruffalo shine. The movie was predictable, and there wasn't a happy moment in the whole film.

  • May 22, 2008 itexman
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    great cast, great connecticut locations...but mostly a gloomy mood and quite predicable.

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