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  • Summary: When a young woman, Rose, shows up a few months later announcing that she is pregnant with Bennett’s child, the Brewers are forced to take her in.  At first, Rose’s presence threatens to tear the family even further apart but, eventually, her interaction with each of the Brewers proves to be the very thing that brings them back together. (Paladin Films) Expand
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    75
    The Greatest raises compelling questions about how parents continue on after the death of a child.
  2. 63
    Brosnan, on a roll with this film and "The Ghost Writer," vividly etches the emotional fissures in a man coming apart. The Greatest takes a piece out of you.
  3. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    50
    Unfortunately, though its heart is smack in the right place, The Greatest tends to play more like a collection of appropriate, well-acted scenes than as a fully satisfying narrative.
  4. 50
    What a waste of a talented cast! There are times when it can be depressing to see so much acting potential wasted on a script unable to elicit the best from its stars, and this is one such occasion.
  5. 50
    So the screenplay is a soap operatic mess, involving distractions, loose ends, and sheer carelessness.
  6. Not a sterling example of how to make a high-toned weepie, let alone a serious examination of trauma.
  7. Not even the skillful performances of its stars, Susan Sarandon and Pierce Brosnan, playing the boy’s parents, can cover up the mysterious gaps in continuity of a screenplay whose thudding dialogue spells out every emotion while refusing to clarify many crucial plot details.

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