Reservation Road
Reservation Road (2007)

A tale of anger, revenge, and great courage, the film follows two fathers as their families and lives converge. On a warm September evening, college professor Ethan Learner, his wife Grace, and their daughter Emma are attending a recital.… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 8, 2008
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36%
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52%



Critic Score: 36% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While the performances are fine, Reservation Road quickly adopts an excessively maudlin tone along with highly improbable plot turns.

Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

Despite its contrivances, Reservation Road is moving at times, and that's largely due to the skill of its cast.

Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Reservation Road is a car wreck of a movie about an auto accident. It's designed as a psychological suspense film, but every character development and plot twist can be seen far in advance. It's a mystery with no guessing.

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Heather Huntington
ReelzChannel.com

Ultimately devolves into a Crime and Punishment-esque moral exercise, with heavy-handed social commentaries and a rough ending that left me with a bad taste in my mouth.

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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle

It starts with devastation and closes, after a few reels of narrative dithering, with a climax of hairpin emotional turns and indisputable power.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

An exercise in frustration and wasted opportunities.

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Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

Reservation Road, where the event central to this story takes place, is a symbolic crossroads for two families in this engaging drama about a hit and run accident and its aftermath.

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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

A film of distinguished performances that rise above a coincidence-riddled and perfunctory screenplay -- without redeeming it.

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

What did we do to deserve these grief-counselor filmmakers? They seem to think they can express something that we cannot, and they're so persistent. It's enough to make us want to run away from home.

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Alonso Duralde
MSNBC

Would-be screenwriters are advised to catch Reservation Road on cable as it provides an object lesson of three awful script clichés that are to be avoided at all costs.

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Flixster Audience Score: 52% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
This psychological thriller paints the darkest picture: what if your child was killed in a hit and run? How far would you go to hunt the culprit? The movie,… More
Nicki Marie
This was dull. Didn't move me at all, and just felt like a waste of time. The acting is all good and the cast, but just went nowhere.
Lady D'arbanville
A film that manages to capture thoughts and raw emotions of all envolved after a tragic accident, in one tragic moments, changes the lives of everyone envolved.… More
El Hombre Invisible
What happened here? Director Terry George was coming off of 2004's Hotel Rwanda, he had A-list talent like Mark Ruffalo, Joaquin Phoenix, Jennifer Connelly… More
Dan Schultz
Decent story concerning a father's anger of losing his son to a hit and run accident while the driver is suffering an enormous amount of guilt. Sometimes… More
Stefanie C
well acted. some of the intertwining of events and circumstances stretched credibility. i think the book would reveal the psychological aspects of the main… More