Stronger
Stronger (2017)

STRONGER is the inspirational and heroic true-life story of Jeff Bauman (Jake Gyllenhaal), the man whose iconic photo from the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing captured the hearts of the world. Based on Bauman's New York Times bestselling… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: September 22, 2017
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Consensus: Stronger rises on the power of its well-chosen ensemble to offer an emotionally resonant fact-based story that transcends inspirational drama clichés.

Kate Erbland
indieWire

It's a film about heroes and what we require from them, and why that often leads to wounds that may never heal. For Gyllenhaal, that amounts to a riveting and raw performance that never hits a false note.

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Brian Tallerico
RogerEbert.com

Stronger transcends your standard inspirational drama mostly through two fantastic performances, but also in the way it understands that trauma isn't inspirational to the people who suffer it.

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Joanne Soh
The New Paper (Singapore)

Praise must be given to director David Gordon Green for not making this a mushy, paint-by-numbers film and instead choosing to capture the horrors and aftermath of a terror attack.

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A.A. Dowd
AV Club

Green, Gyllenhaal, and ... Tatiana Maslany hit some grace notes-and plant the germ of some interesting ideas-en route to the expected lifting of spirits.

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Andrew Barker
Variety

Green looks for small but meaningful ways to complicate and deepen the well-trod story he's telling, and by the end, those complications help the film earn its uplift.

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Dwight Brown
National Newspaper Publishers Association

[Jake] Gyllenhaal's best performance to date.

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Kate Taylor
Globe and Mail

Given how rough-and-tumble Jeff's prior existence seems, will leave a skeptical audience wondering how long this happy ending can possibly last.

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Deborah Young
Hollywood Reporter

Solid, straightforward and touching.

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Tony Macklin
tonymacklin.net

Stronger brings humanity back to the screen.

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