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  • Summary: This beautiful yet unconventional story of a couple coming to grips with the onset of memory loss is adapted from celebrated author Alice Munro's short story "The Bear Came Over the Mountain." (Lionsgate)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. 100
    Anyone who could read Munro’s original story and think they could make a film of it, and then make a great film, deserves a certain awe.
  2. Extraordinary--delicate, seriously disturbing, and lovely.
  3. 90
    I can't remember the last time the movies yielded up a love story so painful, so tender and so true.
  4. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    88
    Does the finest job of any film in painting a believable portrait of aging, capturing the sadness, confusion, anxiety and defiance of the early stages of dementia.
  5. There's nothing messy or unkempt about the beautifully, quietly heartbreaking story of unconditional love and emotional sacrifice.
  6. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    80
    The pain of watching a spouse succumb to Alzheimer's is given a particularly deep and sensitive treatment in Away From Her.
  7. Reviewed by: Olly Richards
    60
    It's Sarah Polley through and through: slightly too glum for its own good, but reeking of quality and feeling.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 46
  2. Negative: 8 out of 46

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