A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

critic Reviews

95% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score95%
  • 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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    Bruce R. MillerSioux City Journal
    A Beautiful Day has the ability to take risks without betraying its inspiration.
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    Tony BakerTony Baker Comedy
    [A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood] was done so well and it made you think about your own relationships and connections.
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    Tim BraytonAlternate Ending
    Arguably the single best pure character study of 2019.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Stuart KlawansThe Nation
    Flimsiness betrays flimsiness; the gaps in direction read almost like Heller's confession of the falsehood of the scene's emotional breakthrough, its essence as wish fulfillment.
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    Peg AloiArts Fuse
    There are few films these days that feel like such a familiar and sorely-needed balm for stressful times.
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    Angie HanMashable
    What could have been a predictable exercise in celebrity worship turns into something more subtle and unexpected in the hands of director Marielle Heller - with some bold visual flourishes that bring Beautiful Day into downright dreamy territory.
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    Louisa MooreScreen Zealots
    Creepy performances, a mediocre story, reliance on nostalgia, and disinterested direction turn this mess into a flop almost as soon as the opening credits begin.
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    Brian GillMad About Movies Podcast
    Heller, Hanks, and Rhys work together to create one of the most genuinely warm, earnest films of the year and Heller's ability to navigate around spots that could become hokey or overly feel-good cannot be overstated.
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    Nestor BentancorNestor Cine Desde Hollywood
    Tom Hanks intermittently elevates a well-intended but predictable drama that follows Christmas-related conventions. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Jackie K. Cooperjackiekcooper.com
    Sorry to say but Mr. Rogers always annoyed me a little. Hanks is so good at portraying Rogers that he annoyed me too. Otherwise the movie is fine.
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