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Based on 38 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    You can't shut the door on this spellbinder. It gets into your head. show more

  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Showcasing three individuals whose spiritual and physical journeys are both repellent and mundane, the film is just a long and pointless slog. show more

  • 75
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Jeff Bridges has enough demons in The Door in the Floor to jam a crowd scene, but the actor's sheer likability remains undiminished. show more

  • 100
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    One of those rare and complex dramas that you can enter, not simply watch. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    A handsome-looking movie that's full of the muted greens, browns and grays of the tony Hamptons, director Williams' tale never quite finds its footing. show more

  • 63
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    That Williams occasionally comes close to the author's layered spirit is a tribute to his passion. But the film fails on a number of levels. First, it is what it is: the prologue to a story that covers four(!) decades. show more

  • 90
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    The production is graced by bold performances, lyrical visuals and, most notably, Irving's own words, which have made the transition quite intact thanks to a faithful but still filmic adaptation by writer-director Tod Williams. show more

  • 88
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    A stunningly well-acted drama for grown-ups. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Williams handles the main line of the story, the war between Ted and Marion, clearly and strongly; you may not always hurt the one you love, but you certainly know how to. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Bridges is fun to watch, Fanning emerges as Hollywood's best 6-year-old actress, and Rogers's talents are wasted. A likable drama within its limitations. show more

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