The Age of Adaline
The Age of Adaline (2015)

After miraculously remaining 29 years old for almost eight decades, Adaline Bowman (Blake Lively) has lived a solitary existence, never allowing herself to get close to anyone who might reveal her secret. But a chance encounter with… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: April 24, 2015
DVD Release Date: September 8, 2015
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Critic Score: 55% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Age of Adaline ruminates on mortality less compellingly than similarly themed films, but is set apart by memorable performances from Blake Lively and Harrison Ford.

Sophie Gilbert
The Atlantic

Like Adaline, the film gives the sense of being somewhat uncomfortable in 2015, but while the movie makes a case for romanticizing the past, Adaline's story shows the limitations of detaching yourself from the present.

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Richard Brody
New Yorker

The conceit endows Lively's regal air of distracted superiority with an intermittent pathos, but the director, Lee Toland Krieger, brings no identifiable perspective, and the screenwriters ... hardly tap a century's worth of material.

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John Powers
Vogue

The Age of Adaline, a sentimental romance that's more watchable and touching than it may sound when you hear the premise.

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Jocelyn Noveck
Associated Press

Lively is appealing, natural and often touching.

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Richard Roeper
Chicago Sun-Times

This is one of those movies that have you wondering: Long before the actors signed up and the locations were chosen and the sets were built and the filming began, how did someone not say, "Um, we have a big problem with this story"?

Tara Thorne
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

The Age of Adaline is the kind of adult romantic drama that's fallen out of favour, and it at least makes you consider how that is a shame.

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

Harrison Ford's performance is the big surprise in this otherwise wonky, frequently shambling tall tale.

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Wesley Morris
Grantland

This is a film that needs Amy Adams's twinkle or Sandra Bullock's nervous stammering. It needs a star with life.

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Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald

The Age of Adaline ends pretty much how you'd expect and takes a little long getting there, but will appeal to those who enjoy their romances delivered with a touch of history, and a little magical realism.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
In one of the most surprising films I have seen in a very long time, "Age of Adaline" presents an extremely engaging and effective story. That… More
Carlos Magalhães
How frustrating it is to see a film so engaging (to a point where I would actually hold my breath many times in anticipation for what was to come next) collapse… More
Nicki Marie
Flawed. Had the potential to be something really good, but falls flat. Blake Lively is outstanding and plays Adaline with a timelessness that rings true for the… More
Alice Shen
I just find Blake Lively to be the most stunning human specimen alive with the smoothest of whiskey voices to boot, so even though the first half of the movie… More
Jarrad Climpson
Blake Lively plays the titular character in this charming and extremely well executed piece of love and the perils of ageing. Lively has a trance-like aura that… More
Nate Zoebl
What happens when you mix the films of Douglas Sirk with a heavy dose of magic realism? The results might just look like The Age of Adaline, a throwback with a… More