Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Jul 18, 2013
    90
    The film’s vision of a long-married couple keeping each other going with mutual love and support, and a shared resistance to outside interference, is more vital than a thousand movies populated by hot, squirming teenagers.
  2. Reviewed by: Chuck Wilson
    Jul 9, 2013
    90
    [A] pitch-perfect, deeply affecting film.
  3. Reviewed by: Steven Rea
    Aug 1, 2013
    88
    Still Mine resonates in all the right ways.
  4. Reviewed by: Lou Lumenick
    Jul 18, 2013
    88
    Still Mine eschews schmaltz, and is tremendously moving.
  5. Reviewed by: Michael O'Sullivan
    Jul 18, 2013
    88
    It’s nice to be reminded of what old people look like, since they are, at least in movies these days, ever more invisible.
  6. Reviewed by: Rex Reed
    Jul 16, 2013
    88
    Not since "The Straight Story," when Richard Farnsworth traveled all the way from Iowa to Wisconsin by lawn mower to see his dying brother, have the wisdom, innocence and pride of a senior citizen combined so powerfully as a metaphor for the courage to face mortality. Unforgettable.
  7. Reviewed by: Bill Goodykoontz
    Jul 18, 2013
    80
    Still Mine is a rewarding, performance-based film, ultimately a small pleasure to spend time with.
  8. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    Jul 10, 2013
    80
    The estimable James Cromwell splendidly anchors this tender, true-life tale.
  9. Reviewed by: Marjorie Baumgarten
    Sep 25, 2013
    78
    It’s the movie’s love story that will grab your heart however. Despite inevitable comparisons to "Away From Her" and "Amour" – other recent films about the challenges of love in old age – Still Mine is distinctive.
  10. Reviewed by: Laura Emerick
    Jul 26, 2013
    75
    In a summer populated with comic-book superheroes, ersatz “Transformer” types and stupid buddy comedies, Still Mine lets viewers spend some quality time with real humans for a change.
  11. Reviewed by: Peter Rainer
    Jul 19, 2013
    75
    I kept wishing that Still Mine had jettisoned the film’s true-story trappings and moved more deeply into the Craig-Irene duet unencumbered by bad-news bulletins from the building inspectors. Easily the best parts of the film are those in which husband and wife quietly summon up in often the barest of glances and touches a near-lifetime together.
  12. Reviewed by: Geoff Pevere
    Jul 8, 2013
    75
    Still Mine is a measured but considerably moving celebration of things hand-crafted, traditional and built to last.
  13. Reviewed by: Peter Keough
    Aug 3, 2013
    63
    Though admirable in ambition, McGowan’s decision to broaden his simple story’s scope diminishes an affecting melodrama about the increasingly common, insufficiently acknowledged plagues of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
  14. Reviewed by: Andrew Schenker
    Jul 8, 2013
    63
    As far as films about couples dealing with the female partner losing her mind go, Still Mine is pretty pedestrian.
  15. Reviewed by: Andrew Frisicano
    Jul 16, 2013
    60
    Providing the film’s foundation, Cromwell is adept at revealing emotional layers lurking under the surface of his flannel-clad old-timer.
  16. Reviewed by: Mike D'Angelo
    Jul 11, 2013
    60
    The film is less effective as an inspirational saga than as a simple portrait of a marriage in its twilight years, with the house-in-progress serving as a metaphor for love that endures by being constantly renewed.
  17. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Jul 10, 2013
    58
    Cromwell delivers his defiantly gruff dialogue with amusing relish, while still grounding his protagonist’s actions in desperation and desolation. And his nostalgic conversations with Bujold while the two lay in bed have a naturalness that almost overshadows the creakiness of the surrounding material.
  18. Reviewed by: Leba Hertz
    Jul 25, 2013
    50
    Still Mine is uplifting and heartbreaking, a contradiction that results in the viewer exalting and being let down at the same time.
  19. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Jul 18, 2013
    40
    If last year’s searing old-age tragedy, “Amour” — or 2006’s bravely blunt “Away From Her” — weren’t digestible enough for you, perhaps this mild romance will suffice.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Dec 16, 2013
    9
    I think "Still Mine" is one of the unfairly neglected gems of 2013. I'm now starting my own "James Cromwell for Best Actor nomination" campaign. The Academy Awards twitter is @TheAcademy. I'm @MovieJay. Will now post regular gentle and cheerful reminders in the hopes that voters will not forget to at least consider his performance, his first lead in some 50 years.

    He plays an 87 yr-old New Brunswick man whose character is made of grit and sweat and self-determination. It's a full, rich, and captivating performance in a movie with characters we feel like we've met in our own lives. It's a perceptive story about how the indignities of aging and changing social values come in to sharp conflict with a proud, self-reliant man who has twice the vigor for life than most men half his age.

    It's a tough and crowded Oscar field this year. Ejiofor and McConaughey seem to have a lock on nominations. Elba as Mandela along with Dern and Redford seem to be the next three after that. And though I think Dern and Redford did fantastic work, I think THIS is the performance among the more mature actors that deserves the nomination. Hope you'll go to twitter and remind @TheAcademy to at least check out this wonderful movie.
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  2. Jul 23, 2013
    7
    There are two conflicts in the focus of this movie: the conflict between Life and Death and the other one, between common sense and Government regulations.
    In the former conflict the main character, 80+ Craig Morrison, still in his good health, is facing his wife of 60 years together slowly but surely loosing her physical and mental health. He has to take steps to address this issue and gets right into the latter conflict. What to do if a Law does not make any sense? To which extend should Government be allowed to control our life (and we still want to call ourselves free people)? These and many other questions are raised in the movie.
    It is not a masterpiece in my opinion but a very good, solid movie.
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