The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her Image
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  • Summary: Once happily married, Conor (James McAvoy) and Eleanor (Jessica Chastain) suddenly find themselves to be strangers longing to understand each other in the wake of a tragedy. Their story is told from the perspective of Eleanor.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Reviewed by: Nikola Grozdanovic
    Aug 6, 2014
    91
    It’s a finely tuned and tenderly detailed love story of two people told on a cosmic scale.
  2. Reviewed by: Richard Roeper
    Oct 8, 2014
    88
    For the most part, thanks in great part to Benson’s rich screenplay and Chastain’s nomination-worthy work, I was immersed in this story no matter who was telling the tale.
  3. Reviewed by: Michael O'Sullivan
    Oct 9, 2014
    88
    In viewing the same tale retold from two mutually exclusive vantage points, we become aware of how “Him” and “Her” deepen and enrich certain aspects of the story, adding contrast and, at times, contradiction, to the whole.
  4. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    Aug 6, 2014
    70
    Even at its most purplish and highfalutin (mostly in the “Her” section), “Eleanor Rigby” always aims for something sincere, and when Benson pulls back a bit — and stops trying to show us how much Freud he’s read and how many Bergman films he’s seen — the movie becomes vastly more engaging.
  5. Reviewed by: Noel Murray
    Oct 7, 2014
    70
    Her is such a well-drawn character sketch—with such a fantastic Chastain performance—that it practically justifies the whole experiment.
  6. Reviewed by: Sheri Linden
    Oct 9, 2014
    60
    "Him" and "Her" are hardly groundbreaking cinema, but they are more rewarding than "Them."
  7. Reviewed by: Inkoo Kang
    Oct 9, 2014
    50
    They're thematically richer and more tonally cohesive than their hybrid. But because the two films are so similar to one another, they fail to deliver on the promise of their unique structure, rendering the “he said, she said” complementary design of the two films a dull, self-indulgent gimmick.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Feb 17, 2015
    8
    In his directorial and writing debut, Ned Benson has crafted two separate films--two visions of a relationship's end following tragedy.In his directorial and writing debut, Ned Benson has crafted two separate films--two visions of a relationship's end following tragedy. There's more than enough life and relationship--and with each conversation, we see growth in Eleanor. Solely seeing Eleanor's point-of-view is a true treat, and one not to be regretted with Jessica Chastain's effortless performance. Expand
  2. Mar 5, 2015
    6
    The sadness of being an incorrigible completist, I have to finish all these three films before writing my review, Ned Benson’s ambitiousThe sadness of being an incorrigible completist, I have to finish all these three films before writing my review, Ned Benson’s ambitious feature-length debut is a post-trauma story of a young couple Conor (McAvoy) and Eleanor (Chastain) in New York after losing their child in an unspecified accident, HIM centres on Conor and HER centres on Eleanor in the same time period, then interweaves these two versions together, there arrives THEM, one can get an overall view of their paralleled life. So basically, I have watched the same movie twice, and certain scenes three times where the path of Conor and Eleanor converges.

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