Closer

Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 42 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 42
  2. Negative: 2 out of 42

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Critic Reviews

  1. Everything is tearful confessions, angry interrogations and breakups. But there's nothing underneath.
  2. Wall Street Journal
    Reviewed by: Joe Morgenstern
    30
    Bring Zoloft and a tank of oxygen to Closer, an airless, ultimately joyless drama of sexual politics.
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 462 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 88 out of 144
  2. Negative: 46 out of 144
  1. Sep 1, 2012
    10
    The acting was great and very believable. It has some amusing moments, and it was very heart-felt. The love square was artfully portrayed.The acting was great and very believable. It has some amusing moments, and it was very heart-felt. The love square was artfully portrayed. Overall an enjoyable film with great actors. Full Review »
  2. May 12, 2012
    9
    Strange, weird. beautiful, endearing, funny and one of the great play adaptations. Closer features all the actors in their best form and theStrange, weird. beautiful, endearing, funny and one of the great play adaptations. Closer features all the actors in their best form and the direction is great. I give this movie 88%. Full Review »
  3. Jul 6, 2011
    10
    This movie captures something about love that most romantic dramas do not - the unpredictability. The only flaw I can find in this movie isThis movie captures something about love that most romantic dramas do not - the unpredictability. The only flaw I can find in this movie is the way it clumsily skips through years without warning. Natalie Portman was slightly underused also despite out-shining the rest of the actors and having the most interesting and relatable character by far. Owen also displayed a tremendous amount of talent, however. Full Review »