You Can Count On Me
You Can Count On Me (2000)

Two siblings, orphaned at an early age, have grown apart as adults. Sammy, the older of the two, has stayed in the small town of their childhood. A single mother, she works in the local bank and leads a steadfast moral life with her young… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: November 10, 2000
DVD Release Date: June 26, 2001
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Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: You Can Count On Me may look like it belongs on the small screen, but the movie surprises with its simple yet affecting story. Beautifully acted and crafted, the movie will simply draw you in.

Susan Stark
Detroit News

The key to Lonergan's success? He has faith in the intelligence of his audience. It's that simple -- and encouraging.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The characters in You Can Count on Me have been freed from the formulas of fiction and set loose to live lives where they screw up, learn from their mistakes and bumble hopefully into the future.

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Nick Rogers

A score of Bach's unaccompanied cello suites befits siblings accustomed to solitude - passages of mourning and joy given life by characters with proper proportions of antagonism and affection. Unresolved yet complete, it's about replacing fear with truth.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

I never thought I would say this, but I am starting to think that Laura Linney may, in fact, be a very good actress.

Emanuel Levy

This feature debute, which gives good name to American indie cinema, is worth revisiting on DVD for the performances of Mark Ruffalo and Laura Linney.

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Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

The lead characters are extremely well played by Laura Linney and Mark Ruffalo. Yet above all it is Kenneth Lonergan's writing and direction that left the biggest mark.

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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle

This funny and involving film presents its well-drawn characters to us pretty much the way we would encounter them in life.

John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

well structured without resorting to flashbacks

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Matthew Sorrento

Stylized showmen do Rain Man and Forrest Gump, but it takes a natural actor like Ruffalo to pull off this strange beauty.

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Flixster Audience Score: 88% Flixster User Reviews
Nani Vang
Crazy that this film is 11 years old. I enjoyed it and it was great to see all these actors in this film. It was touching and real. It's a movie… More
Eric S
I saw a little of this film, and found myself drawn in by it's realness and well portrayed characters by Mark Ruffalo, Laura Linney, and Rory Culkinof the… More
Jim Hunter
A troubled traveler lives with his sister, who is a single mom struggling with bad relationships. This is a subtle, deft character study that features strong… More
familiar stranger
I was eager to see this one since about half year or so & was finally able to catch it last night. Unfortunately, it turned out to be just an about-average… More
Jennifer Xu
I can feel the title emanating off of every move Laura Linney and Mark Ruffalo make.
Leigh Ryan
Took me a little bit to get into the film, but it did win me over. Very nice little movie.