The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (2014)

With his unique vision, writer/director Ned Benson ambitiously captures a complete picture of a relationship in the beautifully relatable portrait of love, empathy and truth that is THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ELEANOR RIGBY. Once happily married,… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: September 12, 2014
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Critic Score: 62% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Led by strong performances from Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby is a hauntingly original rumination on love and loss.

Wesley Morris

American movies are running perilously low on fresh, youngish talent. Who knows what [director] Benson will do next. I just left his first movie desperate to experience the second one.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Maturely written, richly characterized, and flawlessly acted.

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Robert Levin

It's dreamy and evocative stuff without fetishizing the experience of grieving or succumbing to the usual cliches

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Richard Roeper

Chastain delivers a brilliant performance that could earn her another Oscar nomination.

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Rafer Guzman

A delicate and ephemeral romance.

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Todd Jorgenson

The characters maintain a frustrating emotional distance, not from each other as much as from the audience.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Worth it for the talent on display, disappointing for what the talent has been given, or not given, to work with.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

"The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them" is worth seeing, if only for the way the camera lingers on Jessica Chastain as if she's a silken magnet.

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Owen Gleiberman

Eleanor Rigby isn't Scenes From a Marriage meets Rashomon - it's more like Before Midnight turned into a listlessly melancholy TV miniseries.

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Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
A sensitive drama with strong performances but unfortunately a bit longer than it should be, with a lot of unnecessary dialogue (like the final tête-à-tête… More
Mark Hobin
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby is a well acted exercise by a talented ensemble. There are some nice vignettes particularly involving Jessica Chastain that… More
Luke Eberhard
Ned Benson's Outstanding Feature Film debut is a one of a kind romantic drama that certainly hits all the high notes as part of American Independent… More