Based on 13 Critics
  • Backwards - its title referring to the wisdom that life is lived forward but understood backward - has no forward propulsion. show more

  • Director Ben Hickernell soft-pedals the material into a blandly feel-good dramedy. As Abigail's spirited young trainees, Alexandra Metz and Meredith Apfelbaum give Backwards their all, but can't row their way clear of its clich├ęs. show more

  • A movie whose main virtue was its honesty ultimately lands in a place that feels canned and unsatisfying. But on the way there, Backwards isn't so bad. show more

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