A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

critic Reviews

96% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score96%
  • Much like the beloved TV personality that inspired it, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood offers a powerfully affecting message about acceptance and understanding.
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    Charlotte O'SullivanLondon Evening Standard
    What a difference a day makes, when it's a day as beautiful as this.
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    Peter BradshawGuardian
    A really entertaining and touching film.
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    Clarisse LoughreyIndependent (UK)
    A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is, at its core, a film about the hard and constant work of becoming a better person.
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    Danny LeighFinancial Times
    The film feels at once adventurous and classically simple. And of all things, lovely - as disarmingly, implausibly so as Mister Rogers.
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    Sandra HallSydney Morning Herald
    It's hard to tune in to the fervent tone of straight-faced sincerity which permeates every scene... If we ever needed proof that our flaws make us human, it's here. Perfection makes dull company.
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    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    With so much time devoted to Lloyd's world, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood doesn't have room for any sort of standard arc about Fred Rogers...
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    Ricardo GallegosPólvora
    A spiritually fulfilling film that gets you on the verge of tears, not because it's sad, but because it's so full of kindness. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Adam LubitowRochester City Newspaper
    Hanks radiates goodness, and we know he can convey warmth and decency like few other actors on screen.
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    Damond FudgeKCCI (Des Moines, IA)
    [Director Marielle Heller] knows what makes Mister Rogers special, and plays the entire film into that, despite it not truly being about him.
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    Brent McKnightThe Last Thing I See
    The scenes with Mr. Rogers are some of the best in any movie this year, but the rest is hollow, generic tripe I couldn't care less about.
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