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Based on 29 Critics
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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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