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  • Summary: This chronicle of two childhood friends looks at what we mean by love, commitment and loyalty. Perhaps most importantly, it re-examines the idea of family, and in doing so shows us its very essence and the ways in which that essence can be redefined. (Warner Independent Pictures)
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 34
  2. Negative: 1 out of 34
  1. At its best, A Home at the End of the World has great emotional strength. But it's not the towering achievement it might have been if Cunningham had stayed truer to his original inspiration.
  2. There's something essential and emotional missing in this character-driven piece. It's more an admirably performed and observed study -- of a time, place and three very different people -- than it is the heartbreaking and engrossing story it could have been.
  3. 75
    How many movies these days leave you wanting more? The funny and heartfelt Home is a small treasure.
  4. 60
    At the movie's end, nuance is all we have left; beyond the admirable efforts of some of the actors, the picture leaves behind nothing so human as a fingerprint.
  5. Reviewed by: Sid Smith
    50
    The novel's interesting character of Alice, Jonathan's mother, is so cut and drained of complexity that it becomes a polite, blank waste of Sissy Spacek's talent.
  6. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    50
    A perfect example of how a top-flight cast can compensate for unimaginative filmmaking.
  7. 38
    Well-meaning yawn-fest.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 3 out of 13
  1. Mark
    Feb 16, 2007
    10
    A very touching and moving film. Colin Farrell did an outstanding job; his character, though not unflawed, saw the best in people. There was an innocence about him. My favorite seen is when Colin's character, Bobby, consoles Jonathan, played by Dallas Roberts, about his "bruise" (scene 21 on disc). Very believable; they have a great connection which started at a young age that some others could only wish they have. Expand

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