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Reservation Road

3 Ratings: 2.3
A movie

After grappling with civil war inSome Mother's SonandHotel Rwanda, Terry George turns to the tranquility of the American suburbs. Based on the novel by John Burnham Schwartz,Reservation Roadmarks a smooth transition into seemingly alien territory. … see full wiki

Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 19, 2007
MPAA Rating: R
3 reviews about Reservation Road
review by . January 11, 2010
Too bad about the ending
When a child is killed in a hit and run accident, both his grieving father, Ethan (Joaquin Phoenix), and the guilt-ridden killer, Dwight, (Mark Ruffalo) suffer horribly. Things get even worse when Ethan hires Dwight to solve the case.       The first 90 minutes of the movie were very good. The anguish of both father and killer was intense and obviously building to an emotional climax. The actors blew it in the final scene, however; neither actor had the depth to convey the misery …
review by . May 16, 2008
Raw and gritty, the angst in Terry George's `Reservation Road' disturbs without the redeemable satisfaction of an ending that vindicates the one hour and 43 minutes invested in its viewing. Pain and grief drive this tale of two upper echelon fathers living in upper middle class Connecticut. George attempts to alternate the telling of the story from the respective vantage points of each of the main protagonists, as does John Burnham Schwartz in his original novel. He fails somewhat; in attempting …
review by . April 12, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
The profound effects of the accidental death of a child on three families is vividly portrayed in this dark film by writer/director Terry George ('Hotel Rwanda', Hart's War', 'In the Name of the Father') as adapted and co-written by John Burnham Schwartz on whose novel the film is based. While it seems we are seeing a glut of films dealing with revenge on the part of injured people who feel the Law isn't fulfilling its duty, when a film such as RESERVATION ROAD comes along the theme feels fresh.   &n …
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