Levity

Metascore
45

Mixed or average reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 29
  2. Negative: 8 out of 29
  1. 80
    Those who can forgive the director's pretensions will discover some fine filmmaking.
  2. Thornton has made so many bad movies and become so notorious as a talk-show eccentric that it's easy to forget what a good film actor he can be.
  3. Solomon keeps the drama generally clear and interesting, though some touches make the film-noir plot seem too pretentious.
  4. 75
    A thoughtful, almost poetic, piece that puts forth the argument that redemption is not easily achieved.
  5. 70
    The performances from the film's three stars are all top-notch.
  6. A film of almost paralyzing gravity and large ambitions that, almost inevitably, it can't quite meet.
  7. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    63
    It's an intriguing movie, and Thornton's performance is both fascinating and maddening.
  8. A meditation on guilt, remorse and redemption -- is unrelentingly heavy.
User Score
6.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Feb 24, 2013
    6
    This movie has an amazing cast, but it was a bit slow moving for me. If this was a book that I could put down and pick up at will, it wouldThis movie has an amazing cast, but it was a bit slow moving for me. If this was a book that I could put down and pick up at will, it would have easily been 5 stars. It is so well written, but as a movie, it was quite slow. Full Review »
  2. Jul 7, 2011
    7
    Above average story about a man seeking redemtion and a new purpose in life. Billy Bob Thorton shines again in this well worth watching movie.Above average story about a man seeking redemtion and a new purpose in life. Billy Bob Thorton shines again in this well worth watching movie. This movie explores one mans challenges with dealing with his own mistakes. I think we have all have the desire to make amends from time to time. Therfore this movie can appeal to most audiences. Full Review »