Wilson (2017)

Woody Harrelson stars as Wilson, a lonely, neurotic and hilariously honest middle-aged misanthrope who reunites with his estranged wife (Laura Dern) and gets a shot at happiness when he learns he has a teenage daughter (Isabella Amara) he… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: March 24, 2017
DVD Release Date: June 20, 2017
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Critic Score: 48% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Woody Harrelson delivers a solid performance as Wilson's titular grump, but the movie surrounding him can't quite manage to make the character's sour outlook consistently relatable.

Anna Smith
Time Out

The film's bouts of slapstick and sentiment sit slightly oddly with its downbeat tone, but Harrelson is consistently funny.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Woody Harrelson is the only life in this party, a misstep that gives Daniel Clowes' graphic novel the indie-cutesy treatment.

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Michael A. Smith

Carried along by a brilliant performance by Woody Harrelson, "Wilson" is based on the very dark graphic novel by Daniel Clowes.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

A few good cameos from David Warshofsky, as a prickly old friend of Wilson's, and Margo Martindale, as a date gone wrong, grace the torpid landscape. But it should all be sharper and funnier than it is.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

You'll want to spend time with "Wilson." Even if nobody else does.

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tt stern-enzi
Cincinnati CityBeat

Woody Harrelson surrenders fully to whatever traits have been defined on the page, never simply reading the scripted lines.

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Susan Wloszczyna

The plot opts for cop-out sentimentality and begins to melt into goo.

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Johanna Schneller
Globe and Mail

Perhaps I've seen one too many movies in which men who need to grow up have to wreak havoc on other people's lives to do it. And this is that one too many.

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M. Faust
The Public (Buffalo)

While the story takes him to some dark places, Clowes and director Craig Johnson (The Skeleton Twins) keep the film from becoming too grim.

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Flixster Audience Score: 28% Flixster User Reviews
Brendan Nicholls
The film had its moments and certainly felt like an Alexander Payne film, just missing the core story strength. Woody is a fantastic actor and I thought this… More