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After ten years of marriage, Jeff and Nealy Lang (Tobey Maguire and Elizabeth Banks) have an idyllic suburban home... and a relationship on the skids. But, when a family of hungry raccoons ransacks their perfectly manicured backyard, Jeff becomes single-mindedly obsessed with eradicating the pests by any means necessary. Soon the relentless rodents aren't merely uprooting the lawn, but also overturning the Langs' entire bourgeois existence, as the man-versus-beast battle leads into an absurd mess of infidelity, extortion, organ donation and other assorted mayhem. -- (C) Radius TWC

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 47%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

""The Details" is not just entertaining, but potentially useful."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
""The Details" cancels itself out by being too campy to take seriously and too tragic to laugh at."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"Despite some tonal stumbles, the film mostly finds its footing and becomes an enjoyable comic enterprise."
‑ Cory Everett, The Playlist
"Estes never seems to find the balance between dark farce and existential drama, and the cast - especially the goofy Maguire - is left trying to sort it all out."
‑ Sean Means, Salt Lake Tribune
"The longer it went on, the more eager I was for it to be over."
‑ Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat
"As the title suggests, it's all in the details, which writer-director Estes provides in large if not always convincing doses."
‑ John Hartl, Seattle Times
""The Details" wears its quirky heart on its sleeve, signaling (and smirking at) its own silliness, at every opportunity, with an intrusively antic score that makes everything sound like a giant joke."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"a painfully dull slog through an exceedingly stupid subdivision"
‑ Bill Gibron, Film Racket
"There are a few highlights worth a look and an accomplished supporting cast to ease the oddity along, yet The Details doesn't add up to much despite its rather elaborate design of misery."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"A very well cast, R-rated TV sitcom."
‑ James Verniere, Boston Herald
"It's hard to make a fine actress like Laura Linney look off-key and shrill, but "The Details" manages to do just that. It's hardly an accomplishment."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"It all adds up to create a dicey morality tale that's as improbable as it is strangely believable."
‑ Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
"The script is somewhat provocative in its examination of relationships during absurd circumstances, but its twists eventually become less compelling."
‑ Todd Jorgenson,
"It's a Weinstein release, but I don't foresee any big Oscar push for this wacky misfire."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"Bad choices and immoral acts go unpunished in dark comedy."
‑ S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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