User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 64 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 58 out of 64
  2. Negative: 3 out of 64

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  1. Jan 22, 2011
    1
    That Mitchell could have taken a very affecting (and effective) , Pulitzer-prize winning play and made it into such a bland, unaffecting, loosely structured movie is a real pity. (Even someone I know who lost a child and went through the grieving process portrayed in the movie described it as "boring.") This is clearly one of those cases in which remaining faithful to the original source would have been preferable. That Mitchell didn't go the usual Hollywood soap opera route is pretty much damning by faint praise. That he could have taken such fine actresses as Nicole Kidman and Dianne Wiest and directed them in such uninspired performances is also regrettable. (That Sandra Oh and the dog (no offense to Sandra) gave the best performances in the movie is a commentary on both the movie and on the silliness of Oh's character on Gray's Anatomy.). Finally, that the 20-year old film Ordinary People was so much better than this one is, I guess, a tribute to Robert Redford (among other things). Expand
  2. Apr 4, 2012
    3
    One of the most regular movies without many things for which to admire. There is nothing to say about this movie. It gave you nothing to think about except how much it needed help. Horrible from beginning to end.
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 39 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 39
  2. Negative: 1 out of 39
  1. Reviewed by: Helen O\'Hara
    Jan 31, 2011
    80
    Kidman, in particular, hasn't been this good since "To Die For" and maybe not even then.
  2. Reviewed by: Peter Rainer
    Jan 22, 2011
    67
    Although the filmmakers try to avoid roteness, the conflicts tend to play out along circumscribed lines. This gives the film a seesaw sameness. It's all a bit too diagrammed.
  3. Reviewed by: Marjorie Baumgarten
    Jan 14, 2011
    78
    Although it is achingly sad, Rabbit Hole is not maudlin or depressing.