Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
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Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Oskar (Thomas Horn) is convinced that his father (Tom Hanks), who died in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, has left a final message for him hidden somewhere in the city. Feeling disconnected from his grieving mother (Sandra Bullock) and driven by a relentlessly active mind that refuses to believe in things that can't be observed, Oskar begins searching New York City for the lock that fits a mysterious key he found in his father's closet. His journey through the five boroughs takes him beyond his own loss to a greater understanding of the observable world around him. -- (C)… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 46%

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"In the end, the movie is about healing and coming to understand that some things can't be explained."
‑ Leah Rozen, TheWrap
"If imagining a city where people open their doors (or don't) to a boy with a key and a ton of questions is sentimental ... then it is vitally, beautifully so."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"Eric Roth's nimble screenplay and composer Alexandre Desplat's delicate score also help solidify "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" as one of the best movies movies of 2011"
‑ Justin Craig, FoxNews.com
"It's a toss-up as to which is more annoying: the scatter-shot screenplay by Eric Roth or the increasingly grating lead performance by newcomer Thomas Horn."
‑ Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger
"This adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer's 9/11 novel is long, shallow and unconcealed in its efforts to make you cry."
‑ Tom Glasson, Concrete Playground
"Less a film about communication, in the end, than one with its fingers in its ears."
‑ Ben Walters, Time Out
"Stephen Daldry's extremely labored and incredibly crass adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer's novel."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"This movie is exquisitely made, as Daldry provides a typically classy craft effort."
‑ Glenn Dunks, Trespass
"Oskar expounds to excess, a problem that becomes worse as time drags on and is particularly excruciating during the one-way verbal dialogues with Von Sydow"
‑ Matt Kelemen, Las Vegas CityLife
"As Oskar opines about his father's casket: "It's just an empty box". The same charge the film's guilty of."
‑ Erick Weber, NECN
""Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" is the kind of movie you want to punch in the nose."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"The difficulty is mainly with the story, which despite all the emotion hovering around it, remains thin and uninvolving."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"Daldry delivers a surprisingly engaging adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer's stridently voiced novel about a precocious boy dealing with the death of his father in the terror attacks."
‑ Nicolas Rapold, Film Comment Magazine
"An irritating 130-minute dripathon."
‑ Andy Lea, Daily Star
"Probably one of the most exploitative and heavy handed films concerning 9/11 I've ever seen."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
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