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Unique improvisational techniques are employed to construct an intimate portrait of people's lives as a married couple that has remained happy over the years is surrounded, during the course of one year, by friends, colleagues and family members, all who suffer some degree of unhappiness.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"See it at your own risk -- but don't miss it."
‑ Rafer Guzman, Newsday
"Mike Leigh's films are one of a kind."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"Another Year is an extremely accessible and gripping film with beautifully observed character moments and outstanding performances by a superb cast, especially Leslie Manville who shines as Mary."
‑ Will Chadwick, We Got This Covered
"Mike Leigh is often dumped in the dour, 'kitchen sink' genre of British filmmaking, but that is to overlook his wily sense of humor."
‑ Stella Papamichael, Digital Spy
"The Hepples are a joy to watch. ... Think about it. How often do we see a great marriage on the big screen?"
‑ Jeffrey Overstreet, Looking Closer
"This humane movie is an ode to joy, albeit of the mature sort."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"Another marvel of perfectly drawn, fully realized characters created from the ground up and brought to aching and glorious life."
‑ Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning News
"It's not the most focused Leigh movie, but plot has never been his strong suit."
‑ Roger Moore, Movie Nation
"Leigh creates a fascinating diorama in which life-long and contented couple Tom and Gerri sit in sympathy and in judgement on the lonely friends that orbit them."
‑ Ed Whitfield, The Ooh Tray
"There's a lot of anger and misery around them and yet it's amazing how this film... can also be so warming and affirming."
‑ Sean Axmaker,
"Desperation and fulfillment, anxiety and warmth, pain and contentment -- all come together in the darkly splendid Another Year."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"It all comes down to affirmation vs. denial. Leigh chooses affirmation. And the result is life-affirming."
‑ Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Leigh sculpts Another Year in time like Edgar Degas painted a picture."
‑ Dan Jardine, Cinemania
"[Observes] the thin lines and acute angles which separate well-adjusted people on a continuing path of contentment from the less fortunate ones who live lives of regret and desperation."
‑ Jeffrey Chen, Window to the Movies
"The orbits of friendship remain in balance"
‑ Marty Mapes, Movie Habit
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