Nebraska (2013)

Director Alexander Payne (Sideways, The Descendants) takes the helm for this black and white road trip drama starring Bruce Dern as a tempestuous Missouri father who's convinced he's won a million dollar magazine sweepstakes, and… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: February 25, 2014
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Elegant in its simplicity and poetic in its message, Nebraska adds another stirringly resonant chapter to Alexander Payne's remarkable filmography.

Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

[Payne has] made an "American Gothic" for 21st-century, post-recession America. Who needs a pitchfork anyway, when you can have an ice cold bottle of Bud?

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Tom Long
Detroit News

"Nebraska," it turns out, isn't as bleak as it first looks.

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Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

There are insights into old age, pearls of wisdom and gags galore, all wrapped up in a coating that's more akin to a bitter lemon than sugar.

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Wesley Morris

The deft achievement of this movie is that it has a hardness that doesn't delight in the meanness of mockery as the Coens often do.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

A desolate comedy-drama about fathers, sons, life's highways and missed off-ramps.

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Shawn Hazelett
Under the Radar

It's a surprising performance from Forte, tasked with much of the heavy lifting opposite a tight-lipped Dern.

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Dave Calhoun
Time Out

An intimate road movie about one family that also lingers on the landscapes and fabric of an old-time, dying vision of the American Midwest

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

"Nebraska" is a wonderful comedy shot in black-and-white and told in shades of gray.

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Clayton Davis

"Nebraska" is Alexander Payne's best film, bar none.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Slow, but worthwhile movie. I loved how it was shot in black and white and the whole "road trip" feel it had. Topic was actually a bit sad - very… More
Manu Gino
Keep on the sunny side of the desolate landscape. Great Film! This is really a character-driven film, with some of the most vibrant, fleshed-out characters… More
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
Slow, quiet, but charming and at times hilarious, Nebraska is a well-filmed portrait of a Middle-America family coming face to face with its roots.
Jason Robinson
Feel asleep on it the first time I turned it on, but happy I eventually powered through. Some great camera shots and a genuinely sweet feel makes it well worth… More
Spencer S.
This is the most brutal, maudlin, pathetic film to come from the House of Payne since "About Schmidt" and this has the same mood and somewhat the same… More
Cynthia S.
Well, it was interesting to watch. Not sure what all the raves are about. Very slow, but mildly charming in a way. Superb acting in a drab, and dreary story… More