Boxing Day
Boxing Day (2012)

A businessman named Basil and his chauffeur, Nick, drive into the heart of the Rocky mountains in the midst of perilous weather conditions. When the journey becomes potentially fatal, Basil must decide whether he's prepared to sacrifice… More

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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dave Calhoun
Time Out

Proves timely and persuasive: as the weather becomes colder, so a thaw develops between Basil and Nick's more attractive everyman.

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Philip French
Observer [UK]

It's a nuanced story, cleverly combining claustrophobia and agoraphobia, and the moving climax takes on a sonorous spiritual tone of revelation and redemption.

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Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com

Corruption, self-interest and rampant bigotry are so clearly portrayed in this riveting documentary that if it doesn't make you angry, maybe there's something wrong with you.

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Kirk Honeycutt
honeycuttshollywood.com

Tolstoy's acutely felt story yields a prosaic film tragedy that may connect with festival audiences but few else.

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Damon Wise
Radio Times

Huston, as ever, does the devil's work to perfection, but, with no one to like - let alone root for - this soon becomes a very long and tiresome slog indeed.

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Alex Zane
Sun Online

A commanding performance from Huston and a car sat nav machine called Cynthia make it worth seeing.

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Alistair Harkness
Scotsman

The film unfurls through a series of brilliantly staged and intensely uncomfortable interactions between the supercilious Basil and the grating Nick.

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Derek Malcolm
This is London

As small-scale as Boxing Day is, it sustains an unusual atmosphere and an emotional charge of which Tolstoy might have approved - and both performances are memorably etched into it.

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Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

Perhaps no movie version could find an equivalent for the original's final lines, but this is another arresting adaptation from Rose.

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