Around the Bend
Around the Bend (2004)

Four generations of an American family are brought together by difficult circumstances while facing some unpleasant truths in this drama. Henry (Michael Caine) is an elderly man in failing health living in a small town in the Southwest,… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: October 8, 2004
DVD Release Date: February 22, 2005
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Calling this 'tired' gives fatigue a bad name.

Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

In Michael Caine and Christopher Walken and Josh Lucas, [Roberts has] surrounded himself with a first-rate cast who, with one exception, seize the day.

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Michael Dequina

When traveling the American Southwest, there are bound to be many KFC locations around the bend to feed you along the way.

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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

In the end Around the Bend isn't an awful movie. It's merely forgettable.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Walken manages to deliver something pure and heartfelt here. Unfortunately, he's doing so in a film weighed down by coincidences and quirks.

Cole Smithey

Michael Caine and Christopher Walken breath spirited life into debut writer/director Jordan Roberts' road trip of family bonding in this independent movie with a big heart.

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Susan Walker
Toronto Star

A sentimental journey, to be sure, but is saved by bleakly humorous moments.

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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

Seems to think it's extra-crunchy, but winds up a pretty regular affair.

Uri Lessing many ways the softer scenes have more punch to them than any of the emotional confrontations or dramatic revelations

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
An experienced cast lifts this "quirky" family drama about redemption just above been there done that, but only just. Walken and Caine, of course,… More
Al S
A terrific film. I loved every minute of it. Truly wonderful and outstanding. A great story of family and redemption. An astonishing masterpiece of the finest… More
Bruce Bruce
Never Judge A Film By Its Cover, I have seen this film on the shelves 100 times and passed it up. I'm not a big Christopher Walken Fan, but I do enjoy… More
Sarah Prisbylla
Quirky movie, definately with some cute moments, but nothing outstanding. It was a little slow moving, but okay overall.
Cast: Christopher Walken, Michael Caine, Josh Lucas, Glenne Headly, Jonah Bobo, David Eigenberg, Robert Douglas, Carlos Cabarcas, Gerry Bamman, Jean Effron,… More
Lea Lea
Good movie..