Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2012)

Oskar (Thomas Horn) is convinced that his father (Tom Hanks), who died in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, has left a final message for him hidden somewhere in the city. Feeling disconnected from his grieving mother (Sandra… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 20, 2012
DVD Release Date: March 27, 2012
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Critic Score: 46% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close has a story worth telling, but it deserves better than the treacly and pretentious treatment director Stephen Daldry gives it.

Leah Rozen

In the end, the movie is about healing and coming to understand that some things can't be explained.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

"Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" is the kind of movie you want to punch in the nose.

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Sean Burns
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Ben Walters
Time Out

Less a film about communication, in the end, than one with its fingers in its ears.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

If imagining a city where people open their doors (or don't) to a boy with a key and a ton of questions is sentimental ... then it is vitally, beautifully so.

Clayton Davis

Horn dives into one of the most complex character's I've seen created for a child and shakes loose.

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Leonard Maltin

...the cure for Oskar's severe case of shell-shock, in Eric Roth's adaptation of the novel by Jonathan Safran Foer, seems artificial and contrived to me.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

Stephen Daldry's extremely labored and incredibly crass adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer's novel.

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Jack Giroux
Film School Rejects

Dull and lifeless.

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
Some parts are a bit too pretentious, but especially the scenes immediately connected to the 9/11 attacks are very haunting. In the end it's about healing… More
Jason Lalljee
Better than I thought it would be. I had every reason to hate it (as it stole a Best Picture nomination better suited to Drive, Harry Potter 7.2, Bridesmaids,… More
Carlos Magalh„es
This overly sentimental drama could have been genuinely moving but it gets ruined by terrible narrative choices, remaining not only seriously manipulative,… More
Megan S
I think that it was good that I watched this movie a year so removed from reading the book. Jonathan Safran Foer is so unique (to me anyway) and inventive in… More
Thomas Johnston
Sometimes we just need the right mindset to watch some movies and this movie was incredibly moving for me!
Bruce Bruce
Has to be one of the best heart warming films of 2012. No trash here a real family film. Tom Hanks Role is short but awesome. A 9-11 story that will grip your… More