• Reign Over Me (2007)

Reign Over Me

Release Date: March 23rd, 2007

DVD Release Date: October 9th, 2007

R |2 hr 4 min

Plot Summary

Charlie Fineman (Adam Sandler), who lost his family in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, still grieves over their deaths. He runs into his former college roommate, Alan Johnson (Don Cheadle), and the two rekindle their friendship. Alan himself is feeling the strain of family and professional responsibilities, and his renewed bond with Charlie gives both men the strength to carry on during a turning point in their lives.

Cast: Adam Sandler, Don Cheadle, Jada Pinkett Smith, Liv Tyler, Saffron Burrows, Donald Sutherland, Mike Binder, Robert Klein

Director: Mike Binder

Genres: Drama

Production Co: 3 Arts Entertainment, Sunlight Productions

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: Dark, House, Rescue, Friendship, Office, Death, Wife, 2000s, Friend, Moving, New York City

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

    It doesn't exploit our emotions about Sept. 11; it simply tells a story that exists because of what happened that day -- one that should resonate with a wide, appreciative audience. show more

  • 100
    Jack MathewsNew York Daily News

    The incredibly moving post-9/11 drama Reign Over Me proves that behind the funny guy facades of former standup comedians Mike Binder and Adam Sandler are a pair of very serious talents. show more

  • 75
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    Reign works better much better than "Upside" because of the cast and because Sandler and Cheadle together keep it lighter. It's an easy film to watch, but less easy to be moved by. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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