The Evening Hour

critic Reviews

, 75% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Carlos AguilarLos Angeles Times
    King's touching, if muddled, drama succeeds at dignifying a subset of this country's working class.
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    Sheila O'MalleyRogerEbert.com
    The Evening Hour falls back on clichés, telling its story with a palpable sense of distance from the characters, from their struggles, and from the world they inhabit.
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    Nicolas RapoldNew York Times
    The movie opens and closes with appreciative pans of the verdant hills that suggest the heartland will live on. But what comes in the middle doesn't quite hold together.
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    Mark HansonSlant Magazine
    In spite of its strikingly lived-in sense of place, The Evening Hour's melodramatic storytelling works against that verisimilitude.
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    Brian TallericoRogerEbert.com
    This is one of those films in which people on the edge of poverty and battling addiction still look like they walked off a Hollywood set.
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    Wendy IdeScreen International
    It's an atmospheric portrait which, while leaving several key story strands under-explored, does convey a vivid sense of the support system which powers and protects these lives lived on the periphery.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Ray PrideNewcity
    Lingering... rural elegy... As with King's documentary work and his first fiction feature, "Here" (2011), the stately glimpse of place and space express as much yearning as the most disappointed yet hopeful human heart...
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    Leo BradyAMovieGuy.com
    There is potential from director Braden King and the entire cast is game to take on their roles, but it all just doesn't come together.
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    Alex McPhersonCultured Vultures
    The Evening Hour is a thematically rich character study that succeeds despite uneven pacing and predictable storytelling.
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    Christopher Llewellyn ReedFilm Festival Today
    Something will have to give, and the beauty of the drama is that we're never sure what that might be until the very end.
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