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  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 10, 2011
  • Season #: 1
Five Image
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77

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

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  • Summary: The five short films with a cast that includes Patricia Clarkson, Bob Newhart, Ginnifer Goodwin, Rosario Dawson, Tony Shalhoub, Jeanne Tripplehorn, and Jeffrey Tambor focus on the impact of breast cancer on people's lives and were directed by Demi Moore, Penelope Spheeris, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Aniston, and Patty Jenkins. Expand
  • Genre(s): Drama, Movie/Mini-Series
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  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Laura Fries
    Oct 10, 2011
    100
    With a dream team of producers, directors, writers and stars, this is more than a message movie; it's artful storytelling at its finest, focusing on the human considerations of a disease that afflicts one in eight women.
  2. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Oct 10, 2011
    90
    Though the subject matter is wrenching, the tone here is more about emotional uplift, emphasizing the importance of bringing loved ones along for the fight.
  3. Reviewed by: Amy Amatangelo
    Oct 10, 2011
    83
    It's not often that a movie that's important also manages to be educational and entertaining. Five is all three.
  4. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Oct 10, 2011
    75
    The films work individually, of course, but gain even greater meaning and emotional strength in context with each other.
  5. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Oct 10, 2011
    70
    A teary, perfectly tolerable collection of interlocking stories featuring lots of recognizable actors and two particularly well-etched segments.
  6. Reviewed by: David Knowles
    Oct 12, 2011
    50
    The drama itself comes across as a hybrid public service announcement and after school special in which each line seems crafted for maximal symbolic impact. As a result it feels more like a heavy-handed therapy session.
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