Evening

Metascore
45

Mixed or average reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 33
  2. Negative: 6 out of 33

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Critic Reviews

  1. 75
    The strength of the screenplay and acting provide a satisfying, although not overwhelming, two hours of romance, drama, and tragedy.
  2. The film, like the book, is clear-eyed without being clinical, reflective but never maudlin.
  3. 75
    It resonates with gleaming ferocity as it unspools a story of regret, longing and resolution in two generations of women.
  4. The constant shifting between today and years ago is, in and of itself, powerful.
  5. It's like a Harlequin romance trying to pass itself off as something deeper and more profound.
  6. 63
    Susan Minot’s resplendent novel of a dying woman…stumbles on its way to the screen.
  7. 63
    Whatever Evening is saying about life, death, and guilt isn't terribly new or interesting.
  8. It paints its world in pastels, but the subject cries out for vivid colors.
  9. 63
    Rather than concentrate on Ann's disappointed infatuation and providing a satisfactory reason for its failure, Minot and, one suspects, Cunningham in particular, chose to flesh out the character of Buddy.
User Score
4.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 14
  2. Negative: 8 out of 14
  1. Oct 17, 2015
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. The good part of this movie is the strong cast. Otherwise it tries hard to be artistic, but the plot moves way too slowly. Also I do not like that they made some kind of love idol from this man who kind of destroyed the lives of many (even if it wasn't his intention) . Ann spent her remaining time on her death bed regretting that she had never married him, whereas the death of poor Buddy was just swept over like he didn't even matter to her. Full Review »
  2. Aug 14, 2011
    8
    the wonderful performances and spectacular work of Elend Kaczmarek on the soundtrack should make people rethink the idea that 100% of filmsthe wonderful performances and spectacular work of Elend Kaczmarek on the soundtrack should make people rethink the idea that 100% of films should be full of action, with no time allowed for reflection or absorption Full Review »
  3. DanH.
    Jul 4, 2008
    10
    Great Movie, Tense exciting and romantic