The Sense Of An Ending
The Sense Of An Ending (2017)

Tony Webster (Broadbent) leads a reclusive and quiet existence until long buried secrets from his past force him to face the flawed recollections of his younger self, the truth about his first love (Rampling) and the devastating… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: March 10, 2017
DVD Release Date: June 6, 2017
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Anchored by a strong starring performance by Jim Broadbent, The Sense of an Ending proves consistently gripping even as it skims the narrative surface of its literary source material.

Dave Calhoun
Time Out

This is a mature film that asks us to bring a lot of ourselves to it.

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Matthew Lickona
San Diego Reader

Director Ritesh Batra's adaptation of Julian Barnes's my-theme-is-memory novel serves as a grand showcase for star Jim Broadbent as a sour old soul who is ever so gently forced to reckon with his past.

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Andrea G. Bermejo
Cinemanía (Spain)

A literary adaptation of the literature that is our life. [Full review in Spanish]

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April Wolfe
L.A. Weekly

Broadbent and Walter are perfectly paired...

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Kate Taylor
Globe and Mail

Beyond Broadbent's rich portrait of Tony's wide-eyed surprise and bumbling reassessments, Batra has found various deft ways of making Barnes's points about time and memory ...

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Nihit Bhave
The Times of India

With his English-language debut, Batra proves that his journey as a filmmaker is in sharp contrast with the title of his film.

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James Berardinelli

Watching The Sense of an Ending, I was struck by the realization that this should have been a good movie.

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Adam Graham
Detroit News

Broadbent, so often a supporting player, is a treat in the lead role, soft and mournful, but with a youthful gleam in his eye.

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Israel Paredes

This intimate, personal story ends up talking, a lot, about the issues of identity and belonging. [Full Review in Spanish]

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Not bad for a one off watch. I liked the idea but it fell a little flat. There was quite a lot of truth in the idea of the film.
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The sense of a compromise: this looks something that started out with an idea of substance and was then taken over by lesser considerations. Its theme is how we… More