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The Kindness of Strangers (2020)

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Critic Consensus: A talented onscreen ensemble is done no favors by The Kindness of Strangers, which searches for meaning and comes up empty.

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In New York City, six strangers' lives intersect in a modern tale of ordinary people struggling to find help, hope and love. As the unlikely group comes together, they discover that liberation and triumph lie in each other's hands. Starring an ensemble cast including Zoe Kazan, Andrea Riseborough, Caleb Landry Jones, Tahar Rahim, Jay Baruchel and Golden Globe-winner (R) Bill Nighy.

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A syrupy brew thick with twee and an abundance of cringe-inducing moments pulling at heartstrings.

February 14, 2020 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

The movie functions like one of those star-studded Garry Marshall ensemble movies but made terribly sad until the last few minutes, when a tacked-on happy ending arrives in time for the credits.

February 14, 2020 | Full Review…

[D]ear lord, I've been searching high and low for something nice to say about this mess, and I have come up nearly empty.

December 3, 2019 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

The movie, so determined to celebrate small acts of kindness among those who have least, feels a little too calculated and emphatic - a tearjerker that doesn't quite draw tears.

February 10, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A problem here is that almost all the characters are victims.

February 8, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

I think they've probably hit bottom with this howler, a criss-crossing ensemble piece set in New York and featuring a rogues' gallery of non-characters slowly learning to appreciate the transformative power of (sick bucket please) "forgiveness".

February 8, 2019 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

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