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Academy Award® nominee Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Ruffalo and Academy Award® winners Jennifer Connelly and Mira Sorvino deliver riveting performances in the gripping thriller Reservation Road. A powerful human story of anger, revenge and great courage, this film takes you on an intense journey that follows two fathers as their families and lives converge after the events of one fateful night. "Suspenseful, emotional and completely engrossing" (Pete Hammond, Maxim), Reservation Road is "a deft, satisfying thriller" (Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly).
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: While the performances are fine, Reservation Road quickly adopts an excessively maudlin tone along with highly improbable plot turns.
March 3, 2019
June 22, 2017
Despite its contrivances, Reservation Road is moving at times, and that's largely due to the skill...
March 3, 2019
It starts with devastation and closes, after a few reels of narrative dithering, with a climax of...
June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Says
Heartbreaking melodrama is too heavy for kids.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this serious melodrama centers on the aftermath of a hit-and-run accident that kills a 10-year-old boy. His parents grieve in a realistic, disturbing-to-watch manner, and the child's lifeless body is shown on the road at least three times. The man responsible for the accident also grieves -- at some points by drinking heavily -- as he comes to grips with what he has done. There's also a confrontation at gunpoint between the two protagonists. With such upsetting themes (as well as strong language, including "f--k"), the film is iffy for kids and young teens.
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- Genre:Drama, Thriller
- Release Date:October 19, 2007
- Highest Available for Purchase:HD