Adoration (2008)

Director Atom Egoyan explores the concept of cyberspace as a place for redemption in this drama about an adolescent boy named Simon (Devon Bostick) who reinvents his life on the Internet. Before long, Simon's deeply personal journey… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 30, 2009
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Critic Score: 62% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A complex and thought-provoking work, Atom Egoyan's Adoration works well as both mystery and engaging drama.

Trevor Johnston
Time Out

Unfortunately the elaborately unspooled plot delivering these ideas in dramatic form is so scraggy and effortful it defeats the cast and rather compromises our involvement.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Egoyan is nothing if not low key; and as dramatic as passages are here, he keeps the tone under control and the story believable.

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Brian D. Johnson
Maclean's Magazine

Adoration spins an intricate weave of deception, an avatar maze in which almost every character is revealed to have more than one persona.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

A gimmicky, sad and beautifully acted mystery that keeps its secrets even when it loses its grasp of the logical.

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Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Bostick turns in a quietly mesmerizing performance, capturing Simon's sense of loss without slipping into pathos.

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

In Egoyanland it's always winter, but that can be reassuring.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

After a promising start, this ambitious but ultimately clunky and unwieldy movie dissolves into a pile of ideas in dire need of dramatization.

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

In Atom Egoyan's disconcerting and unpredictable Adoration, a young man's attempt to make sense of himself and his family's history turns strange when his re-imagined version of that history becomes a combustible topic for online chatter.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Uneven enigmatic social drama that's framed like an imaginative mystery story.

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Flixster Audience Score: 49% Flixster User Reviews
Michael S
With Atom Egoyan, you can almost always expect a challenging film accompanied by realistic characters and dialogue, some heavy and complex themes, and no easy… More
Lanning : )
It doesn't happen very often, but I must sadly add this to my Walter-inspired Movies I Can't Watch All the Way Through list. Borating painful. Like… More
Cast: Devon Bostick, Scott Speedman, Arsinée Khanjian, Rachel Blanchard, Noam Jenkins, Kenneth Welsh, Aaron Poole, Katie Boland, Duane Murray Director: Atom… More
Drew Smith
Adoration is a movie bizarrely at odds with itself. Its attempts to be an accessible thriller/mystery don't necessarily run contrary to the surprising… More
paul sandberg
Adoration is a film written and directed by Atom Egoyan, which of course means that conventional story telling is not in the forcast. Primarily dealing with… More
Eric Broome
Every time I see an Atom Egoyan film, I wonder if I could endure a conversation with him without putting my head through a wall. I know I couldn't endure… More