Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 35
  2. Negative: 1 out of 35
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  1. Reviewed by: Karina Longworth
    Dec 28, 2010
    0
    I haven't seen a film this year that so openly invited me to revile each and every one of its characters-and I reviewed "The Human Centipede."
User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 52 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 21
  2. Negative: 5 out of 21
  1. Jan 2, 2011
    0
    This was an awful movie - slow and boring with unattractive, uninteresting characters. The only feature that made sense was the name, as itThis was an awful movie - slow and boring with unattractive, uninteresting characters. The only feature that made sense was the name, as it seemed to last a year. It's one of those movies that critics like because they respect the director and review well because they don't want it to appear that they missed someting brilliant. Full Review »
  2. May 24, 2011
    8
    really really enjoyed this film. it is deep, emotional and involving. best watched with low expectations, this film will creep up on you andreally really enjoyed this film. it is deep, emotional and involving. best watched with low expectations, this film will creep up on you and not let you go. Full Review »
  3. May 17, 2011
    10
    I feel as though there is a several thousand word review in me to discuss the new Mike Leigh film, Another Year, which was nominated for BestI feel as though there is a several thousand word review in me to discuss the new Mike Leigh film, Another Year, which was nominated for Best Original Screenplay, but I have to admit this is a film that, though I love for many reasons, I feel not many people I know will ever see it, and so I'm going to sum up my thoughts with a brief reflection.

    Mary (Leslie Manville) gives one of the absolute best performances I have seen in film, as an aging alcoholic woman who is alone and depressed and desperate but cannot see what she needs to do to change anything. She frequently visits with a co-worker Gerri (Ruth Sheen) who is happily married to Tom (Jim Broadbent) and they seem to tolerate her because they are basically good people living a healthy life together. This is a British film set in the London area with realistic people playing very realistic roles. The film is told through the 4 seasons and takes us through many emotions, but it is totally in the character of Mary that we lose ourselves as we contemplate her sadness, but as Mike Leigh does so well, we don't just see one side from the other characters around this central figure, we see the entire spectrum of good and bad.

    I would not suggest this film for many people I know, but I would recommend it to anyone who loves a great movie about real life.
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