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Release Date: December 25th, 2011

DVD Release Date: March 27th, 2012

PG-13|2 hr 9 min

Plot Summary
Oskar (Thomas Horn), who lost his father (Tom Hanks) in the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center, is convinced that his dad left a final message for him somewhere in the city. Upon finding a mysterious key in his father's closet, Oskar sets out in search of the lock it fits. Feeling disconnected from his grieving mother (Sandra Bullock) and driven by a tirelessly active mind, Oskar has a journey of discovery that takes him beyond his loss and leads to a greater understanding of the world.

Cast: Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Thomas Horn, Zoe Caldwell, Viola Davis, Jeffrey Wright, Max von Sydow, John Goodman

Director: Stephen Daldry

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Scott Rudin Productions

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: 2000s, New York City, Mother, Quest, Emotional, Moving, Growing up, Investigation, Father

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Best of all, von Sydow is absolutely wonderful, with the great veteran actor clearly relishing this very unusual role as he darts, skulks and, in a stealthy way, mugs across town. Without saying a thing, he dominates the middle part of the movie. show more

  • In supporting roles, Bullock and Hanks deliver performances that are low-key and perfectly scaled. Viola Davis and Jeffrey Wright are, likewise, excellent as a couple Oskar meets on his reconnaissance expedition. show more

  • The production's penchant for contrivance is insufferable - not a single spontaneous moment from start to finish - and the boy is so precocious you want to strangle him. It's surely not the fault of Thomas Horn, the remarkable young man who plays him. show more

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Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Best Picture