In the Bedroom Image
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86

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7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 89 Ratings

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  • Summary: Set in a tranquil town on the coast of Maine, In the Bedroom tells the story of a couple whose only child is involved in a love affair with a single mother. When the relationship comes to a sudden and tragic end, each person must face the intensely difficult decision of how to respond. [Miramax]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. 100
    There are scenes as true as movies can make them, and even when the story develops thriller elements, they are redeemed, because the movie isn't about what happens, but about why.
  2. 100
    With performances that will raise the hairs on the back of your head, it's a film that knows the private geography of love, grief and obsession.
  3. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    100
    The surehandedly wrought, beautifully acted, almost unbearably tense In the Bedroom is a rare film, not to be missed.
  4. Field does what most American directors don't: He shows people at work, in the day-to-day activity unmarked by excitement.
  5. It sneaks up on you and shakes you: a tale of the cold hell surging up beneath that windy, sensuous Wyeth landscape.
  6. Field made a thriller about what we are capable of in the name of hatred -- and of love.
  7. 50
    A killer ending does not a movie make, and ultimately In the Bedroom may be more interesting to talk about than sit through.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 47
  2. Negative: 8 out of 47
  1. Oct 15, 2012
    10
    Sissy Spacek great acting as always , Anyway, this is a great movie to me: adult and charismatic. Superb acting, excellent screenplay, good direction and an intense alarming atmosphere Expand

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