Lullaby
Lullaby (2014)

LULLABY explores the power of life, its transformative moments, and reconnections between loved ones. Estranged from his family, Jonathan (Hedlund) discovers his father has decided to take himself off life support in forty-eight hours'… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: July 2, 2014
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Critic Score: 32% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Leah Greenblatt
Entertainment Weekly

A raft of fine actors -- including Amy Adams, Richard Jenkins, and Downton Abbey's Jessica Brown Findlay -- are wasted in a sour, callow family drama that mistakes constant yelling for emotional tension and fortune-cookie aphorisms for wisdom.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

The kind of manipulative, cliché-infested hokum that alienates moviegoers by its insistence on hogging all the tears.

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Nikola Grozdanovic
The Playlist

You'll walk away feeling sombre and slightly downtrodden but, thanks to a handful of strong performances and a strong emotional core, the central debate will linger in your mind, which is exactly what "Lullaby" sets out to do.

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Christy Lemire
RogerEbert.com

A film like "Lullaby" should both enlighten and inspire debate. Instead, it feels simultaneously superficial and overbearing, albeit with a few moments that do indeed resonate.

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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times

With the ever-expanding number of adults able to stay alive longer because of medical advancements, quality-of-life issues are top of mind for many folks. It's the way the filmmaker makes the point that is the problem.

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John Hanlon
John Hanlon Reviews

Jenkins and Hedlund do great work here but it's the unnecessary supporting characters who undermine what could've been a strong drama.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

The digital photography is crummy, and the characters who most need to convince ... feel created out of whole cloth. Polyester cloth, at that.

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

A tortured weepie that can't quite figure out what sort of movie it is, "Lullaby" wears out its welcome fairly quickly.

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Travis Hopson
Examiner.com

After about ten minutes of enduring this manipulative, seemingly-endless weeper you'll just wish he would go ahead and die already.

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