Closing the Ring
Closing the Ring (2007)

Sixty-five years after making his screen debut as a young stoker in co-directors NoŽl Coward and David Lean's World War II drama In Which We Serve, Richard Attenborough perfects the balance between epic story and intimate tale with this… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: December 28, 2007
DVD Release Date: January 27, 2009
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Critic Score: 31% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Attenborough is a past master at this type of drama, and he confidently shifts between the decades, avoiding the confusion so common to non-linear films like this.

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Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

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David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)

Though this original screenplay by Peter Woodward has the potential for an interesting examination of the endurance of love, it's saddled with characters who are not very believable and situations which are more melodramatic than realistic.

Kamal Al-Solaylee
Globe and Mail

Closing the Ring needed to find a context for its free-flowing emotions.

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Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?

Shirley MacLaine plays a widow harboring a secret dating back to World War II in the poignant romance Closing the Ring

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Urban Cinefile

There are emotional high points in this film about one woman and the three men who love her, but the storytelling is cluttered and the constant to-ing and fro-ing from past to present detracts from the overall

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

With all the will in the world, this is a mere footnote to Attenborough's distinguished filmography.

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Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

All the extraneous detail cannot obscure what is a simple and mostly dopey love story, and a love story that unfolds in an oddly amateurish fashion.

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Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard

Closing the Ring is well-acted throughout and it has a romantic appeal that is not to be sneered at, even if some may find it bland.

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Red Lats
I like these sorts of stories. It is like a whodunit, but instead of a CSI figuring out who the killer is, we have to figure out how everyone is connected. I… More
Daisy Maduro
Closing the Ring is an epic story and intimate tale starring Shirley MacLaine and Neve Campbell as a mother and daughter who find a relic from the past sparking… More
Nicki Marie
Not that crash hot, although I did sit through the whole thing. It really had the feel of a tv movie, and the worst soundtrack ever. The scenes with Ethel and… More
Dean McKenna
Fantastic romantic epic and enthralling story of young love. Director Richard Attenborough helms a deeply moving love story beautifully interwoven between the… More