Based on 144 votes and 52 reviews
The best! RDJ, he played his role exceptionally. I loved it!
AWESOME movie!!!! Omg I loved it! Robert Downey Jr and Robert Duvall did an EXCELLENT job! My daughter cried right alone with Robert Downey Jr. LOVED it! So worth the rental!!!!
Great plot with two great actors. Robert Downey Jr plays a very believable man-child.
one of the best movie this year!
Good flick, story line predictable but acting excellent.
I enjoyed it. There were enough twists and turns to keep me in my seat. The acting (Duvall and Downey Jr) was excellent.
This is superb! The BEST pair of actors EVERY made by GOD himself. The Roberts on one screen....it doesn't get any better than that. Even though the story is sad, ends sad & is soooo very true with regards to Father & son relationships it still holds a good note...way to go! LOVE ALWAYS JOANNIE :):):)
The acting and storyline were amazing
Wonderful movie, has to top as one of my old time favorites! Acting was excellent, very moving, wonderful story line! Would pay to see it again!
Brilliant movie! Duvall's performance is remarkable. Downey Jr. is very good, as is all the acting. The story is very poignant - funny and serious at the same time - and heartwarming as well! A must see!
I really enjoyed this movie. The storyline was very interesting and the family dynamics were great. I loved Robert Downey Jr. in this role - it's a type of role that he hasn't played in a long time and it did it justice!
A really good movie very moving real deep plucks the heart strings
Great story!great acting of family dynamics and the law. So heartwarming!!
If this movie doesn't get at least one academy award, there's something wrong
Well worth seeing
Anyone who thought this movie wasn't great needs their eyes testing
Worth seeing. Great story with excellent acting. Like reading a novel.
A heartwarming story that shows the ups and downs within family. Very touching and realistic.
The best movie of the year!
As someone who is also dealing with the challenges of caring for older parents (albeit my parents, fortunately, don't have such severe health problems, nor are we so estranged from each other, thank God), I can really relate to this movie.
Entertaining, but the plot was full of holes and it didn't all ring true.
A heartwarming story of a family's struggle to resolve past history, very good acting. I highly recommend this movie.
A must see. One of the best movies this year. Duval and Downey offering "Oscar" performances. My only reason to give it 4 stars is that I found the movie just a bit too long.
The acting was great. This movie touched my heart as it thoroughly entertained me as well.
Definitely worthy of the majority of reviews. Duvall is due an Oscar; Downey not so much in this one. But to rate it 1 star? The reviewer who did that probably has a problem with life in general.
Great cast, very well written script. It had me laughing and crying. One of the better movies I have seen in a long time.
One of the best movies I've seen in a long time. Loved everything about it. I highly recommend it and would rate it a 10 star if I could.
Fantastic movie! The best actors, best script, best director. Really enjoyable!
Great script and even greater performance by Robert Downey Jr. And Robert Duvall. Very intense, dialogs - sharp and witty. It was pleasure to spend quality time in the movie theater.
The best movie of the year. Robert Downey Jr. - the best actor of the century!
It would have been a much better movie if son and father were alone in a room for two hours, trying not to talk to each other. This movie seems designed to showcase Downey's acting chops. Frankly we only ever see Downey, the movie star, and not his character. Okay we get it, he is angry with his father. And his father is afraid of his son's recklessness. All the rest is soap opera with a predictable ending. Lots of people showed up to be in the audience--they must have been starved for an Ironman fix. Problems with Downey speaking too fast, not able to get all the dialog. Also, problems with editing... camera is on others when Downey is speaking (too fast)...although it doesn't matter
Amazing acting by two great actors. Two thumbs up!
Duvall & Downey were both amazing as was the picture.
Excellently acted movie with two of the greatest actors Robert Downey Jr. And Robert Duvall. Someone should win an Oscar! Vera Farmiga was great too! It was a very touching story.
Terrific performances from these actors.
This is not a GREAT movie, it's a good movie with GREAT performances by Robert Duvall and Robert Downey Jr. Billy Bob Thornton, though he didn't have a large part was both riveting and believable as the prosecuting attorney. I don't believe any other actor could've been as successful in this role. Although I found the movie draggy and with too much cliqued dialogue, it was well worth the price of the ticket and my time to go see it.
A superbly acted, directed and produced movie. Robert Duval should be guaranteed an Oscar.
Great story, with 2 really good actors!
Excellent movie. Very intense. Keeps you enthralled. Oscar winning performances by Robert Downey Jr and Duvall
An excellent film!! Well worth the time and money! Definitely an Oscar nominee!
Very good movie and I agree with the person that there is a oscar nominee in the wind.
Fantastic movie, Duvall and Downey Jr. gave excellent performances.
Excellent story, direction and performances..Must watch movie. Oscar nominations for the leading roles??.definitely..
It was a movie worthy of our time. Excellent performances.
Oscar worthy? This movie was hobbled from day one of shooting. Duval and Downey jr are great actors when you have a great script. The dialogue, plot, and ending is lame as well as the supporting cast. The movie fails on all levels. A big let down.
Best Picture candidate. Duvall and Downey Jr. turn in Oscar worthy performances. The story at times is very intense and I must fore warn people to have some kleenex handy. This movie is very powerful. My only complaint is that the movie is a little too long but the movie keeps you glued to the screen throughout. I would watch it a 2nd time but it is too emotionally draining. Go see it !!!!
Best movie to come out in a very long time. Powerful and moving.Great performances by all involved.
In one word ...Incredible...
This is now my number one best all time movie. It's long but so worth it. Acting is phenomenal. It made laugh and cry and all that good stuff. Academy Awards here we come.
Best drama since silver linings playbook