Reign Over Me
Reign Over Me (2007)

A man, who lost his family in the Sept. 11th attacks and has never recovered from his grief, runs into his former college roommate who is determined to help his ex-roomie come to grips with his loss.

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: March 23, 2007
DVD Release Date: October 9, 2007
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Reign Over Me is a charming, affecting tale of friendship and loss, with solid performances from Adam Sandler as a broken, grief-stricken man and Don Cheadle as his old friend and savior.

David Jenkins
Time Out

Director Mike Binder has twigged on to the fact that if you root Sandler's genially churlish moron act into a more sober foundation, a vulnerable, believable and even lovable character can begin to emerge.

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David Fear
Time Out

Binder's insistence on pitching everything at the level of either sitcom shenanigans or movie-of-the-week weepiness compromises any significance the subject matter might have.

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Fernando F. Croce

Mike Binder, a director of TV-sized smarm, continues to dismantle his own best effects

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

The film is slick when it needs to be raw, tidy when it needs to sprawl, and amorphous when it needs to focus.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

This is not a simple, uplifting tale. It's never clear whether Charlie will fully recover, and that sense of realism is the film's strength.

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Tony Macklin
Fayetteville Free Weekly

Reign Over Me is like spending two hours with a shrink. Self-absorbed and repetitive, it has an occasional moment of truth, and a lot of hot air.

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Scott Tobias
AV Club

For all its flaws, Reign Over Me is still surprisingly affecting.

Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

At the very least, it puts a whole new spin on Billy Madison.

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Heather Huntington

A personal drama made accessible by Binder's unusual touch.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Joshua Wilburn
Such a good change of the normal Sandler filck. This was really heartfelt and emotional. Sandler shows he's got real acting chops and show people in the… More
Chris Weber
You can't fault this movie for having good intentions. It trys to present an honest and sincere portrait of how friendship can help heal some seriously… More
Cassie Hill
Very moving and touching but I do prefer Adam in more comedic rules.
Lady D'arbanville
It was an interesting idea to catch the knock on effects from the 911 tradegy, that are still with people in many ways today and centering this around one… More
David S
So, did you like Adam Sandler's serious work in Punch-Drunk Love? You didn't see it/thought it was too similar to his comedic work with little drama?… More
KJ Proulx
I thought that the acting was fantastic by all of the cast, and the story was just terrific, and it had just the right amount of laughs to not get depressed… More