August: Osage County
August: Osage County (2013)

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY tells the dark, hilarious and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: December 25, 2013
DVD Release Date: April 8, 2014
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The sheer amount of acting going on in August: Osage County threatens to overwhelm, but when the actors involved are as talented as Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, it's difficult to complain.

Richard Roeper

A sometimes wickedly funny but ultimately sour, loud, draining tale of one of the most dysfunctional families in modern American drama.

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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

August: Osage County is easier to watch on screen, and maybe for that we should be grateful. But there's also something to be said for sitting shell-shocked afterward, shaken and relieved to be free from witnessing more of this family's downfall.

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Forrest Cardamenis
The Film Stage

The A-list cast makes it a good watch, and the impressive production design makes for a suitable-enough stage replacement.

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Tom Huddleston
Time Out

This star-studded loopy melodrama is brash, foul-mouthed, self-consciously offensive, intermittently insightful and has a gaping hole where its heart should be.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Although a couple of performances here may earn Oscar nominations, by the time you've sat through the wreckage, you're left with the sense that this really must have worked better onstage.

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Mark Jackson
Epoch Times

Problem is, with about ten families' worth of dysfunction packed in, and no happy resolution, what kind of a cinematic experience is it? The fingernails-on-a-blackboard kind.

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James Berardinelli

August: Osage County is all about the acting. That makes sense because the storyline doesn't offer much that could be considered new or remarkable.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Letts loves manic people, twisted situations and barbed lines that cut with glee and he's disturbingly good at delivering all three.

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J. Olson

This cast and crew is so well suited to bring this story to life that it's nearly serendipitous, and the film will play like catnip to fans of the play.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
Meryl Streep stands out in a fantastic cast portraying a pretty dysfunctional family. Between moments of great tension and vileness between the members there… More
Tony Gandía
This is probably one of the first times that I truly noticed what happens to a film when you have a director who truly can't keep up with his cast.… More
familiar stranger
It's all fine until the deep dark secrets (so to speak) begin to come out. If only they were convincing enough. The tragedies keep on mounting, but… More
vieras esine
If you ever feel bad about or fed up with your family, watch this. If this doesn't make you feel better then I am so, so sorry.
Lanning : )
A quiet tragedy with a great cast. Why wasn't this one nominated for an Oscar? You must see this to see how good Meryl Streep is in it.
Jim Hunter
A daughter returns home to find her father presumed dead, her mother's pill addiction worsening, and various other secrets, agendas, and lies. I think that… More