Little Accidents
Little Accidents (2015)

When a teenage boy goes missing in a small town already devastated by a fatal mining accident, three strangers find themselves drawn together in a tangle of secrets, lies, and the collective grief of the community. Reeling from the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: April 21, 2015
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Critic Score: 52% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Little Accidents has good intentions -- and a talented cast, led by Elizabeth Banks -- but it drowns them under dour melodrama.

Tom Long
Detroit News

Nothing feels forced in this movie, which is testament to Colangelo's skill as well as the cast's. You believe the coal dust on these people; you grieve for their secrets.

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Manohla Dargis
New York Times

Owen tries with lurching uncertainty to ease back into normal, even as the writer and director Sara Colangelo clutters his path with enough obstacles to challenge the most heroically determined traveler.

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Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com

Colangelo doesn't make it easy, but she doesn't cheapen the viewing experience, preserving the delicate observational atmosphere of her accomplished directorial debut.

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Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer

Little Accidents paints a vivid portrait of a community facing an imminent existential crisis.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

There's a quiet desperation to all the lives depicted in writer-director Sara Colangelo's assured indie about a West Virginia mining accident that upends everyone in town.

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Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com

Despite some strong performances, the potentially intriguing set of blue-collar characters isn't explored with much depth.

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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times

To her credit, the writer-director tries for complexity. Now if she can just get the storytelling to match the quality of the filmmaking, I suspect there will be fewer little accidents.

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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post

"Little Accidents" is a serious movie, but, to its credit, it's never entirely bleak. Revealing the truth always remains an option, just waiting to set the characters free.

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S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media

Slow, somber drama about secrets has drinking, language.

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