Freud's Last Session

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, 46% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • Anthony Hopkins and Matthew Goode are a tremendously talented pair, but Freud's Last Session is too scattered and thinly written to take full advantage of their efforts.
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    Wenlei MaThe Nightly (AU)
    It manages to make loaded, interesting subjects such as sex an inducement to a nap.
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    Sandra HallSydney Morning Herald
    Anthony Hopkins is at his sarcastic best in Freud’s Last Session. His barbs are delivered in a mild tone and there’s an amused look in his eye, but these sweeteners do nothing to blunt his disdain.
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    Bill GoodykoontzArizona Republic
    It does have Goode, which helps, and of course Hopkins, who makes the film worth the price of admission, if just barely.
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    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    The real accomplishments of either are far preferred to the details of this fantasy get-together.
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    Steve DavisAustin Chronicle
    It’s a relatively bloodless tit-for-tat conversation that shoots sparks that rarely catch fire.
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    Matthew LickonaSan Diego Reader
    Brown does what he can to keep things from feeling like a filmed play, but he can’t do much, and what he does do — flashbacks, dream sequences, a war scene, and a trip to an air raid shelter — isn’t always helpful.
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    Jeffrey PetersonGeek Vibes Nation
    Freud’s Last Session is a quiet biography, one with a small scope and large waves. Debuting during an amazing year for cinema, the film deserves to be in the conversation with some of the other great ensembles of last year.
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    Jane FreeburyJane Freebury
    Despite strong performances especially from Hopkins, typically irascible with a hint of mischief, it doesn't deliver on the enticing 'what if' scenario it has set itself
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    Matt NealMovies Ate My Life
    A well-acted conversation, and for the most part that works.
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    Jason BlakeLimelight
    Anthony Hopkins continues his strong, late-career run of films (which includes the recent One Life, Netflix’s The Two Popes and his Oscar-winning turn in The Father) in this sedate but engrossing adaptation of Mark St Germain’s stage play.
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