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The Shipping News

Rated R for some language, sexuality and disturbing images.

R In Theaters 12/25/2001 , 111min.
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Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle
It's hardly possible to overstate what a welcome change of pace The Shipping News is for admirers of Kevin Spacey. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
Watching the Pulitzer-prize winning novel by E. Annie Proulx on the big screen is like being on an ocean liner stuck on a glacier. Full Review
David Edelstein
Doesn't really work but has a good cast and great craggy ocean-framed scenery. Full Review
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
Awash in hackneyed old-time secrets and hydrophobic metaphor, never consumes us as it should. Full Review
Jay Carr
Boston Globe
The Shipping News is good news, but not as good as it could have been. Full Review

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