Revolutionary Road
Revolutionary Road (2008)

Titanic shipmates Kathy Bates, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Kate Winslet step onboard for director Sam Mendes' tale of suburban malaise in 1950s-era Connecticut. Adapted from the classic 1961 novel by author Richard Yates, Revolutionary Road… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: June 2, 2009
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68%
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71%



Critic Score: 68% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Brilliantly acted and emotionally powerful, Revolutionary Road is a handsome adaptation of Richard Yates' celebrated novel.

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Mendes has made a troubling film that wrestles with big themes and touchy subjects, even if it is set in an overly familiar milieu.

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Jonathan F. Richards
Film.com

If Revolutionary Road had been filmed back in 1961, when the novel came out, it would have been timely and powerful.

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Simon Miraudo
Quickflix

There is not a shred of hope, light or even life in Mendes' fourth film.

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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com

Bolstered by Thomas Newman's score, spot-on set design and the brilliant source material, "Revolutionary Road" is a darkly effective portrait of an Eisenhower-era couple who fall tragically short of reaching Camelot.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Bitter, nerve-wracking, ugly and relentless, Revolutionary Road is Big Drama done right, a mesmerizing look at desperate lives, wrong moves and spoiled dreams that hits hard right from the beginning and never lets up.

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Jason Best
Movie Talk

Revolutionary Road's portrait of a disintegrating marriage is so unflinching, so unsentimental, and so bleak, that you really need to be in a buoyant emotional state to get through the movie.

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Dave Calhoun
Time Out

This is a sobering, well-observed film that doesn't fully hit the mark but sets up enough pleasing ideas to chew on regarding ambition, marriage and ideals of how to live one's life, individually and as a couple.

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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle

Viewers in the mood for rip-snorting marital combat should go ahead and partake, but they must prepare to leave the theatre in a state of profound depression.

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Will Leitch
Deadspin

Most of the way, the film feels more like a documentary about the couple than a corrosive study of either of them.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Kase Vollebregt
Sam Mendes' 'Revolutionary Road' is a great movie in a lot of ways. The acting from its stars is incredibly powerful, Deaken's… More
Ken Stachnik
Acting is top notch, screenplay is amazingly depressing and well written. Worth a watch.
Albert Kim
Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio's performances are better than the movie itself. The movie is problematic, but these are one of the two greatest actors… More
Aditya Gokhale
Films with subjects close to home, dealing with true to life, "real" domestic issues concerning a typical bourgeois family are very rare. Once in a… More
Louis Rogers
Although flawed, this is an immensely powerful and moving film, thanks to outstanding acting, directing and intensely atmospheric cinematography. Mendes,… More
Jim Careter
The story isnt the star, the incredible and perfect performances from DiCaprio and Winslet. Revolutionary Road is one of the greatest film achievments of all… More

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