How I Live Now
How I Live Now (2013)

Set in the near-future UK, Ronan plays Daisy, an American teenager sent to stay with relatives in the English countryside. Initially withdrawn and alienated, she begins to warm up to her charming surroundings, and strikes up a romance with… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 8, 2013
DVD Release Date: February 11, 2014
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Critic Score: 68% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Led by another strong performance from Saoirse Ronan and a screenplay that subverts YA clichés, How I Live Now blends young love with post-apocalyptic drama.

Geoff Pevere
Globe and Mail

Refreshingly free of digital apocalyptics and unnervingly prone to random violence.

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Jocelyn Noveck
Associated Press

There's a clear message here: Sometimes it takes extraordinary circumstances to realize it, but we all have the capacity to shed our petty concerns and focus on the greater good.

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Larushka Ivan-Zadeh
Metro (UK)

Oscar-nominated former child star [Saoirse] Ronan is a reason enough to see any film.

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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star

How I Live Now centres on what happens to a group of young people when civilization begins to crumble. But it's also a poignant love story, a compelling, against-all-odds one at that.

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Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times

How I Live Now offers adolescents a lovely vision of holistic healing in the same countryside.

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Stephen Danay
Under the Radar

Based on the YA novel by Meg Rosoff, How I Live Now finds itself hindered by its source material, even as it seeks to surpass it.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

"How I Live Now" makes World War III seem boring, which would hardly seem possible.

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Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture

There's a lot left unsaid in How I Live Now - but it's unsaid with unusual force.

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Marty Mapes
Movie Habit

Saoirse Ronan supplies what the screenwriters do not

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Limp young romance in the English countryside as some international tensions develop into actual firefights on the homefront. I spent the whole film waiting for… More
Cynthia S.
Maybe far fetched. Maybe some unanswered questions...but I can't help feel it was planned that way, in order to just focus on the children's ordeal,… More
Wildaly M
I didn't know what to think when I came into watching this film. I certainly wasn't expecting what I got. I like how they focused on the characters… More
Manu Gino
Love will lead you home. Good movie! Despite its genre, the movie was actually remarkably artistic not just in the beautiful countryside that is so tragically… More
Christian C
"How I Live Now"? Apparently how Saoirse Ronan lives now is in a world where gradually toning down the hamminess of a performance passes as… More
KJ Proulx
Although it has a very solid premise and material that can make a great film, "How I Live Now" suffers greatly from a very sloppy second and third act… More