August: Osage County
August: Osage County (2013)

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY tells the dark, hilarious and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: April 8, 2014
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64%
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66%



Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The sheer amount of acting going on in August: Osage County threatens to overwhelm, but when the actors involved are as talented as Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, it's difficult to complain.

Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com

A sometimes wickedly funny but ultimately sour, loud, draining tale of one of the most dysfunctional families in modern American drama.

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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

August: Osage County is easier to watch on screen, and maybe for that we should be grateful. But there's also something to be said for sitting shell-shocked afterward, shaken and relieved to be free from witnessing more of this family's downfall.

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Clayton Davis
AwardsCircuit.com

Sure to be divisive, "August: Osage County" is tenacious and beautifully constructed. Soulful and unafraid to show the gritty and ugly of the American family,

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Tom Huddleston
Time Out

This star-studded loopy melodrama is brash, foul-mouthed, self-consciously offensive, intermittently insightful and has a gaping hole where its heart should be.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Although a couple of performances here may earn Oscar nominations, by the time you've sat through the wreckage, you're left with the sense that this really must have worked better onstage.

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Thelma Adams
Yahoo! Movies

Nothing makes you feel better about your dysfunctional family at the holidays than watching a messed-up clan unravel on screen, only armed with better zingers and prettier faces. That describes this adaptation of Tracy Letts's star-studded drama.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

August: Osage County is all about the acting. That makes sense because the storyline doesn't offer much that could be considered new or remarkable.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Letts loves manic people, twisted situations and barbed lines that cut with glee and he's disturbingly good at delivering all three.

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Richard Knight
Windy City Times

New Hollywood motto: Never act with kids, dogs or Streep--when she's in Mommie Dearest mode, that is.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
familiar stranger
It's all fine until the deep dark secrets (so to speak) begin to come out. If only they were convincing enough. The tragedies keep on mounting, but… More
vieras esine
If you ever feel bad about or fed up with your family, watch this. If this doesn't make you feel better then I am so, so sorry.
Lanning : )
A quiet tragedy with a great cast. Why wasn't this one nominated for an Oscar? You must see this to see how good Meryl Streep is in it.
Jim Hunter
A daughter returns home to find her father presumed dead, her mother's pill addiction worsening, and various other secrets, agendas, and lies. I think that… More
Tony Gandía
This is probably one of the first times that I truly noticed what happens to a film when you have a director who truly can't keep up with his cast.… More
Carlos Magalhães
An emotionally exhausting film that defies us to put up with two detestable women at the center of a horribly dysfunctional family (Streep and Roberts… More