The Details

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  • Summary: When a family of raccoons discover worms living underneath the sod in Jeff and Nealy's backyard, this pest problem begins a darkly comic and wild chain reaction of domestic tension, infidelity and murder. (The Weinstein Company)

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 3 out of 13
  1. Reviewed by: Mick LaSalle
    Nov 9, 2012
    100
    The Details has a light tone, but it's anything but light in purpose. It's committed and passionate, one of the most perceptive and morally persuasive movies of 2012.
  2. Reviewed by: Lisa Schwarzbaum
    Nov 1, 2012
    75
    Tobey Maguire's characteristic placidity makes a fine mask for a man who is thoroughly awful.
  3. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    Nov 2, 2012
    70
    It all adds up to create a dicey morality tale that's as improbable as it is strangely believable.
  4. Reviewed by: Mark Feeney
    Nov 1, 2012
    63
    Manages to be both compelling and unsatisfying. But what limits it isn't lack of execution. The movie is many things, but a mess isn't one of them. Estes knows exactly what he wants. Whether it's worth wanting is another matter.
  5. Reviewed by: Cory Everett
    Oct 30, 2012
    58
    Described as an "existential horror film," The Details can't quite reach the same level of excellence as The Coen Brothers' recent "A Serious Man," another film about a man being punished (or rewarded) by fate based on his actions.
  6. Reviewed by: Scott Tobias
    Oct 31, 2012
    50
    The lone standout is Linney's performance as the deranged neighbor, whose erratic combination of sexual desperation and extreme vulnerability keeps the film on life support.
  7. Reviewed by: Andrew Schenker
    Oct 28, 2012
    25
    The Details is as smug and self-satisfied as its privileged lead character.

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