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Ironweed Reviews

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April 8, 2020
Misery is made into an esthetic. [Full Review in Spanish]
January 28, 2020
Perhaps the heart of the matter is the false lure of the original: some books, such as Ironweed despite strung visual incidents and an almost palpable sense of place, just do not translate to the screen.
December 3, 2019
If you enjoyed Richard E Grant and Melissa McCarthy as on-the-skids New Yorkers in Can You Ever Forgive Me?, here's an even starrier example of Hollywood poverty porn.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 8, 2016
Ironweed makes the sadness seem isolated and dangerous and unreal; it only exists where the bums live, it doesn't reach into the lives of good families.
December 19, 2011
Good performances, but If you're looking for an uplifting tale of hope against despair, look elsewhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 19, 2011
Dim, grim, and relentlessly depressing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 19, 2011
Watching "Ironweed" is like having a large, metal object lodged in your brain for 2 1/2 hours. It hurts.
December 19, 2011
The film becomes becalmed and confusing; it lacks the novel's great unwavering trajectory.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 26, 2009
Unrelentingly bleak, Ironweed is a film without an audience and no reason for being except its own self-importance.
February 27, 2009
...slow and crushing, a heavy film that has a simple plot, a despairing tone and none of the ostentatious "acting" often evinced in Nicholson's later career
Full Review | Original Score: 87/100
February 27, 2009
deftly done
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 24, 2006
At last, a real part for Nicholson to sink his teeth into.
February 26, 2004
A direção burocrática e auto-indulgente de Babenco e o roteiro sem foco desperdiçam as boas atuações de Nicholson e Streep.
| Original Score: 2/5
July 19, 2003
Hector Babenco puts the accent on the story's spiritual dimensions in this screen translation of William Kennedy's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.
May 24, 2003
The two leads put in startling performances to cut through [the] cynicism, but there's no levity or dramatic peak to elevate you from the misery.
May 20, 2003
Despite its nearly two-and-a-half-hour running time, its superstar cast and its $23 million budget, Mr. Babenco's ''Ironweed'' is skeletal, a mere outline of Mr. Kennedy's far more resonant book.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 1, 2000
Actors are said to like to play drunks, because it gives them an excuse for overacting. But there is not much visible "acting" in this movie; the actors are too good for that.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Comes about as close to being an unmitigated waste of talent as any movie in recent memory.
January 1, 2000
"Ironweed" is decent fare, not excellent. It gets by on the strength of the unexpected.
April 6, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
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