Ezra

critic Reviews

, 68% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Good performances give Ezra a resonant emotional core even when its script strains credulity, balancing out into a solid family drama.
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    Sergio Burstein Los Angeles Times
    A film that nevertheless deserves to be seen and discussed.
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    Katie WalshTribune News Service
    a heartfelt, humorous and sometimes harrowing yarn.
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    Natalia WinkelmanNew York Times
    What keeps the story sweet is the chemistry between Cannavale and Fitzgerald, who build a bond worth cherishing.
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    Thelma AdamsAARP Movies for Grownups
    Heartbreaking and hilarious, Ezra is a contemporary audience-pleaser that inspires laughter and tears, sometimes simultaneously.
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    Sheila O'MalleyRogerEbert.com
    The film's portrayal of parental worry and how worry can tap people's reserves, making them act irrationally or impulsively, is insightful and perceptive.
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    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    Tony Goldwyn had no problems enlisting a talented cast but the script by Tony Spiridakis ("If Lucy Fell") asks for a lot of leeway and never quite finds its footing.
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    Lynn VenhausKTRS Radio (St. Louis)
    Heart-tugging, they all learn life lessons.
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    Hannah BrownJerusalem Post
    [Ezra] gives a nuanced, realistic, and heartrending look at a boy with autism and his family, which tells truths that Rain Man glossed over.
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    Andy KleinFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    It's very amusing when it's amusing, but really heart wrenching when it's heart-wrenching.
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    Jorge Ignacio CastilloThe Canadian Crew
    Granted, it leans on clichés here and there... but considering the alternative, a layered neurodivergent character can be considered progress.
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