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
72%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Village Voice

Village Voice

press

Oscar-trolling 9/11 kitsch.

0
USA Today

USA Today

press

Flawed and sometimes overwrought.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

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

3.0
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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

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Believably, genuinely sad.

0
The New Yorker

The New Yorker

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

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

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

1.0
0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

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

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

This plot is contrivance and folderol.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A film filled with both sentiment and substance.

0
IndieWire

IndieWire

press

Artificial and contrived.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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

2.0
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E! Online

E! Online

press

Rapidly becomes tiresome.

0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

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

1.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

An appalling adaptation.

0

extract from theaterofthecommonman.com I'm not sure of exactly what it was I was hoping for going into today's film, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. As sad as it may seem, I guess I wanted to go back to the feelings of hurt and anger I experienced an in 2001. To an extent I did, but not in the way you might think. Nine year old, Oscar Schell...

3.0
0
Village Voice

Village Voice

press

Oscar-trolling 9/11 kitsch.

0
USA Today

USA Today

press

Flawed and sometimes overwrought.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

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

3.0
0
Time Magazine

Time Magazine

press

Believably, genuinely sad.

0
The New Yorker

The New Yorker

press

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

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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

1.0
0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

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

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

This plot is contrivance and folderol.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A film filled with both sentiment and substance.

0
IndieWire

IndieWire

press

Artificial and contrived.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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

2.0
0
E! Online

E! Online

press

Rapidly becomes tiresome.

0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

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

1.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

An appalling adaptation.

0

extract from theaterofthecommonman.com I'm not sure of exactly what it was I was hoping for going into today's film, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. As sad as it may seem, I guess I wanted to go back to the feelings of hurt and anger I experienced an in 2001. To an extent I did, but not in the way you might think. Nine year old, Oscar Schell...

3.0
0