Stronger (2017)

Stronger (2017)

Stronger (2017)

Jake Gyllenhaal is a Boston Marathon bombing victim helping police track down the killers while struggling to recover from devastating trauma.

2017Rating: MA15+, Strong injury detail and coarse language116 minsUSA
Drama

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Reviews & comments

Vulture

Vulture

press

There are few actors in their 30s more well-rounded than [Jake] Gyllenhaal right now, as capable of taking on disturbing psychologies in aggressive indies as they are the lead roles in crowd-pleasing tearjerkers.

Variety

Variety

press

Green looks for small but meaningful ways to complicate and deepen the well-trod story he's telling, and by the end, those complications help the film earn its uplift.

Time Out

Time Out

press

This isn't the positive movie many will want, but it's something better: a window into post-traumatic stress and exploded identity.

4.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

"Stronger" takes more artistic risks than any other American-made "inspired by true events" picture I can recall.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Stronger is a film filled with warmth and humanity, but one that doesn’t sugarcoat the reality that comes with it.

4.0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

It's a movie that's allergic to saccharine manipulation or easy sentimentality.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

The movie is a straightforward, even familiar, tale of survival and recovery, but its grave respect for the unique extremity of its protagonist's ordeal cancels out any impulse toward exploitation.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Solid, straightforward and touching.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A deeply human and often brutally honest depiction of trauma and recovery, anchored by three superb performances — though it often falls victim to formula.

3.0
Associated Press

Associated Press

press

That Stronger, as unpleasant as it is, doesn't shy away from the complicated side of recovery is admirable to say the least.

Vulture

Vulture

press

There are few actors in their 30s more well-rounded than [Jake] Gyllenhaal right now, as capable of taking on disturbing psychologies in aggressive indies as they are the lead roles in crowd-pleasing tearjerkers.

Variety

Variety

press

Green looks for small but meaningful ways to complicate and deepen the well-trod story he's telling, and by the end, those complications help the film earn its uplift.

Time Out

Time Out

press

This isn't the positive movie many will want, but it's something better: a window into post-traumatic stress and exploded identity.

4.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

"Stronger" takes more artistic risks than any other American-made "inspired by true events" picture I can recall.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Stronger is a film filled with warmth and humanity, but one that doesn’t sugarcoat the reality that comes with it.

4.0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

It's a movie that's allergic to saccharine manipulation or easy sentimentality.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

The movie is a straightforward, even familiar, tale of survival and recovery, but its grave respect for the unique extremity of its protagonist's ordeal cancels out any impulse toward exploitation.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Solid, straightforward and touching.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A deeply human and often brutally honest depiction of trauma and recovery, anchored by three superb performances — though it often falls victim to formula.

3.0
Associated Press

Associated Press

press

That Stronger, as unpleasant as it is, doesn't shy away from the complicated side of recovery is admirable to say the least.

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