Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Based on the novel by Jonathan Safran Foer, directed by Stephen Daldry (The ReaderBilly Elliot), this drama tells the story of a young boy's journey after his father's death in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Stars Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock.

11-year-old Oskar Schell (newcomer Thomas Horn): academic, amateur inventor, vegan, pacifist. After finding a mysterious key that belonged to his dad (Hanks), who died in the World Trade Center attack, he embarks on a secret search of New York's five boroughs for the lock-box the key will open. 

2011129 minsUSA
AdaptationDrama

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Total Film

Total Film

Moving, if heavy-handed, it's an emotional walkabout with real heart.

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The New Yorker

The New Yorker

Sorry, but there must be richer ways of dramatizing so obvious a theme.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

A meaty whiff of phoney-baloney rises from this extremely contrived and incredibly preposterous movie, a mawkish, precious and bizarre fantasy of emotional pain.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Solidly crafted, impeccably acted and self-important in the way that Oscar loves, 'Extremely Loud' is also incredibly close to exploitation.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

This plot is contrivance and folderol.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

A film filled with both sentiment and substance.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

An affecting, well acted tale of 9/11 trauma.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

It's challenging, divisive and has moments of beauty but leaves you cold.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

You rather end up wishing Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close would just pipe down and back off.

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