Another Year
Another Year (2010)

Unique improvisational techniques are employed to construct an intimate portrait of people's lives as a married couple that has remained happy over the years is surrounded, during the course of one year, by friends, colleagues and… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: December 29, 2010
DVD Release Date: June 7, 2011
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Characterized by strong performances and the director's trademark feel for the nuances of everyday life, Another Year marks another solid entry in Mike Leigh's career of kitchen-sink English drama.

Rafer Guzman

See it at your own risk -- but don't miss it.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Mike Leigh's films are one of a kind.

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Charles Mudede
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

This movie is really about a departure.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

This humane movie is an ode to joy, albeit of the mature sort.

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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News

Another marvel of perfectly drawn, fully realized characters created from the ground up and brought to aching and glorious life.

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Roe McDermott
Hot Press

Mike Leigh doesn't do thrill rides or happily ever afters, and this character-driven drama marks no new territory for the director. But it may just be his best film yet.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Desperation and fulfillment, anxiety and warmth, pain and contentment -- all come together in the darkly splendid Another Year.

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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

It all comes down to affirmation vs. denial. Leigh chooses affirmation. And the result is life-affirming.

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

This movie makes me want to avoid my married friends.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
A fascinating drama that slowly grows on us with a simple yet nuanced story that follows a year in the life of normal people. The whole cast is fantastic, and… More
Matthew Slaven
The husband and wife we follow are the essence of Buddha; they live in the moment, aware of the hysterical nature of reality, the delicacy of the human… More
Jim Hunter
A couple's dysfunctional friends have problems associated with depression and failed relationships. Mike Leigh's films are character pieces that… More
paul sandberg
Mike Leigh is truly an interesting writer and director. In "Another Year", he starts with a depressed character that is having trouble sleeping. All… More
jay nixon
More aptly titled Another 100 Years. One long slog of misery. I kept watching because of all the fine actors in this but it was grindingly downbeat. I've… More
Kase Vollebregt
The beautiful thing about Mike Leigh's 'Another Year' is that it accomplishes exactly what it wants to, and does so with grace and emotion. It… More