Determined to be faithful to the strong, often shocking language and in-your-face drama in Marber's mannered writing, Nichols and his actors find no way to lift Closer into a realm that enlightens. show more
Closer, in the end, lacks a certain heft. The language and the actions of the characters are brutal and devastating. The movie itself, a little too nice. show more
Bring Zoloft and a tank of oxygen to Closer, an airless, ultimately joyless drama of sexual politics.