New Age Of Adaline Movie Received Mixed Reviews From Major Critics
Lionsgate released their new romantic/drama film, “The Age of Adaline,” into theaters this weekend, and all the reviews have been turned in from the top, major movie critics. It turns out that about half of them liked it, which is better than nothing I guess. It got a mixed 51 score out of a possible 100 across 30 reviews at the Metacritic.com site.
The film stars: Harrison Ford, Blake Lively, Ellen Burstyn, Kathy Baker, Amanda Crew and Michiel Huisman. We’ve supplied blurbs from a couple of the critics,below.
Matt Zoller Seitz from RogerEbert.com, gave it a decent 75 grade, stating: ” Ford’s voice — always deep, lowered an octave by age and one more by William’s longing — is even more powerful. This is Ford’s best performance since “The Fugitive,” maybe since “Witness.”
Kyle Smith over at the New York Post, gave it a 75 grade ,saying: ” The film is as tender and endearing as a lamb, a lamb at rest in a fragrant atmosphere. It’s a film that has a determined, unironic respect for things past. It’s as if millennial hipsterism, with its feigned fascination for all things retro, took a surprising further step: actual respect for learning, for experience, for wisdom.”
Leah Greenblatt over at Entertainment Weekly, gave it a 75 score. She stated: “Lively looks fantastic in every era’s fashion as it passes, and she does a nice job of conveying Adaline’s old-world diction and reserve; there’s no Gossip in this girl.”
Betsy Sharkey from the Los Angeles Times, gave it a 60 grade, stating: “Not “An Affair to Remember,” mind you, but a welcome change from the Nicholas Sparks brand of mush that has overtaken the hearts-and-flowers corner of movieland.”
Katherine Pushkar from the New York Daily News, gave it a 60 grade. She said: ” Plausibility, shmausibility. This is pretty schmaltz done right.”
Justin Chang over at Variety, gave it a 60 score, claiming: “A sensitively directed slab of romantic hokum that wrings an impressive amount of emotional conviction from a thoroughly ludicrous premise.”
Manohla Dargis over at The New York Times, gave it a 50 score, saying: “The director Lee Toland Krieger is good with actors, especially in the expression of a low-key, unforced intimacy.”
John Anderson over at the Wall Street Journal, gave it a 50 grade, stating: “The problem for Mr. Krieger is that his film has been trying to dazzle us with all manner of sleight of hand and hokum and now undertakes the construction of a conventional romance. The movie starts spinning its wheels.”
Claudia Puigfrom USA Today, gave it a 50 score. She stated: ” The story feels like a less complicated companion to “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.” Obvious logical questions are ignored. For instance, if she remains 29, does that make her immortal?”
Jon Frosch over at The Hollywood Reporter, gave it a 50 grade, saying: “An elegantly confected cream puff of a melodrama, The Age of Adaline plays like an exercise in handling a preposterous story, booby-trapped for maximal ridiculousness, with tasteful conviction. Far from the bloated tearjerker suggested by the trailer, the film is pleasant, respectable and a bit dull, reining in the inherent silliness of its material and taking few risks.”
Inkoo Kang over at TheWrap, gave it a 40 score, stating: ” The Age of Adaline begins with such a wackadoo premise that you wish the filmmakers would commit to the nuttiness, or at least explore and explain how its weird world works. Instead, Adaline’s forever-29 status just sprinkles some cheese on a timid and unimaginative, if stylishly framed, romance.”
Mick LaSalle from the San Francisco Chronicle scored it an awful 25 grade, stating: “Someone should steal this concept and make a decent movie out of it.”
Finally, Richard Roeper from the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a bad 25 grade as well, claiming: ” A stunningly wrong-footed journey that begins with an attempt at bittersweet magic and ends on a series of sour and increasingly dopey notes.” Stay tuned. Also, get your favorite Movie stuff, and more by Clicking Here.