Joe Bell

Joe Bell

Joe Bell

Mark Wahlberg and newcomer Reid Miller lead this father-son tale based on the true story of a dad who embarks on a solo walk across America to raise awareness of the bullying experienced by his openly gay 15-year-old boy.

202193 minsSwitzerland, USA
DramaTrue Story & Biography

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Joe Bell / Reviews

The Guardian

The Guardian

There's something disarmingly genuine about the film, a little obvious at times perhaps, but also remarkably unforgiving.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Green's grasp of this tender, family-focused story shows equal restraint and compassion...

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Variety

Variety

A uniquely terrible treatment of an important topic...

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

(Wahlberg is) badly outclassed by his costars...

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Given his history of hate crime, Wahlberg lands near the bottom... on the list of Hollywood stars who could believably preach, on screen or off, about the importance of accepting those different from you.

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The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail

The drama is well-intentioned... but is also heavy-handed, manipulative, and thin on character.

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Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

Joe Bell lacks the impact of the real-life story it tells...

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IndieWire

IndieWire

Wahlberg can’t always bridge the yawning gaps between Joe’s emotional swings, but that’s where Miller shines brightest, and the young performer adds hefty emotional ballast in many necessary moments.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

Although Miller is excellent... Wahlberg seems out of his league here...

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The New York Times

The New York Times

I have seen few cinematic sights more tedious this year than Mark Wahlberg trudging across America as the title character of Joe Bell...

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