Rabbit Hole Reviews

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April 3, 2019
Doing grief is tricky. At its most effective, it can reach out and wrap itself around your heart. But [Nicole] Kidman is never given a chance to take it in, deep into herself, and bring it out.
July 12, 2012
Contrived and manipulative
July 7, 2011
Doesn't quite make the leap from stage to screen with all its power
February 16, 2011
Rabbit Hole is tender and sensitive where it counts, but also terminally tasteful. And there's nothing tasteful about grief.
February 7, 2011
The sheer excruciating, stultifying good taste of this movie is almost unbearable - so tasteful it could have started out as a coffee-table book, though actually it is based on a Pulitzer-winning play by David Lindsay-Abaire.
February 4, 2011
Rabbit Hole doesn't entertain, inform or even stir the emotions.
February 4, 2011
If you must watch the portrait of a marriage strained to breaking-point, try the recent Blue Valentine, where you at least feel sorry for the unhappy couple that once cherished and loved each other.
February 2, 2011
Everyone monologues, philosophises, weeps or does stream-of-consciousness cadenzas. No one has a human quirk or foible.
February 2, 2011
The problem with 'Rabbit Hole' is that it plays at one unrelentingly gloomy frequency: occasional moments of humour or tension are simply unable to puncture the overriding sense of oppressive sadness.
January 31, 2011
Plays out with all the subtlety of one of those bum-awful "issues-driven" episodes of EastEnders. You half-expect an "if you were affected by the events in this movie, you can call our special helpline" message to drone out over the end credits.
January 14, 2011
If you'd like to wallow in the exquisite suffering of the upper middle classes for 90 minutes this might be just the film for you.
January 6, 2011
Tidy, bland, Rabbit Hole is the kind of movie that really doesn't want to offend in its tale of child death and making friends with Sandra Oh
January 3, 2011
Really Ordinary People
January 2, 2011
Like Crash without the clunky characterization, Rabbit Hole is film as medicine, a big, pretty pill to be uncomfortably swallowed.
December 25, 2010
With its plinky mood music, "Rabbit Hole" is maudlin and morbid and strictly for the "21 Grams" crowd.
December 24, 2010
As a viewing experience, the film is by turns heartrending and stultifying, but mostly stultifying.
December 22, 2010
Rabbit Hole takes its title from a graphic novel about alternate realities written by one of the film's characters. The novel is pretty good -- too bad director John Cameron Mitchell didn't adapt it instead of David Lindsay-Abaire's lugubrious play.
December 21, 2010
A by-the-numbers adaptation of a stage play that smacks of a thousand writer's workshops and that is utterly devoid of genuine feeling.
December 17, 2010
John Cameron Mitchell's too decorous tale of parental grief and conflict is wise as far as it goes, but tastefully bourgeois to a fault.
December 17, 2010
Kidman is able to draw you in even as the movie's solemn, morbid obviousness wears you out.
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