Tully (2002)

Taking home both the audience prize for Best Director as well as the critics' prize for Best Film, writer-director Hilary Birmingham was the toast of the 2000 L.A. Independent Film Festival with this slice-of-life drama about a pair of… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: November 1, 2002
DVD Release Date: June 17, 2003
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A beautifully acted, quietly moving little film.

Mary Brennan
Seattle Times

The movie resonates with a rare and genuine sweetness.

Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

At turns heartbreaking and heart-stirring.

Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune

Tully is worth a look for its true-to-life characters, its sensitive acting, its unadorned view of rural life and the subtle direction of first-timer Hilary Birmingham.

Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

Flawed but promising.

Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

There's certainly nothing objectionable about Tully, but there's nothing remarkable either. It resides in that cinematic middle ground of not-bad, not-great, just okay.

Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (cleveland.com)

Best to just pick up a blade of grass and chew on it while absorbing the scenic imagery and natural acting of a strong cast.

Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

Watching Tully reminded me of a time when calling a movie 'little' was a compliment, a way of saying a director had found ways to locate his movie in a world that seemed entirely real.

Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

An uncommonly perceptive and finely shaded character drama.

Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

The revelations... are not in the plot but in the rhythm of life and the pace of days (brought to life perfectly in the crisp, bright, sunlit photography)...

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Mark Abell
A quiet film, about a quiet man and his two sons, living on a farm in Nebraska. Tully (Anson Mount), is the elder son, and a twenty-something Lothario who… More