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Summary A curmudgeonly instructor (Paul Giamatti) at a New England prep school is forced to remain on campus during Christmas break to babysit the handful of students with nowhere to go. Eventually he forms an unlikely bond with one of them -- a damaged, brainy troublemaker (newcomer Dominic Sessa) -- and with the school’s head cook, who has jus...

Directed By: Alexander Payne

The Holdovers

Metascore Universal Acclaim Based on 61 Critic Reviews
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82
User Score Generally Favorable Based on 192 User Ratings
8.0
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Summary A curmudgeonly instructor (Paul Giamatti) at a New England prep school is forced to remain on campus during Christmas break to babysit the handful of students with nowhere to go. Eventually he forms an unlikely bond with one of them -- a damaged, brainy troublemaker (newcomer Dominic Sessa) -- and with the school’s head cook, who has jus...

Directed By: Alexander Payne

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Metascore
Universal Acclaim Based on 61 Critic Reviews
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93% Positive
57 Reviews
7% Mixed
4 Reviews
0% Negative
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Metascore
Universal Acclaim Based on 61 Critic Reviews
82
93% Positive
57 Reviews
7% Mixed
4 Reviews
0% Negative
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User Score
Generally Favorable Based on 192 User Ratings
8.0
86% Positive
166 Ratings
10% Mixed
19 Ratings
4% Negative
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Generally Favorable Based on 192 User Ratings
8.0
86% Positive
166 Ratings
10% Mixed
19 Ratings
4% Negative
7 Ratings

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Production Company Miramax, CAA Media Finance, Gran Via Productions
Release Date Oct 27, 2023
Duration 2 h 13 m
Rating R
Tagline Discomfort And Joy.
Academy Awards, USA
• 1 Win & 5 Nominations
Golden Globes, USA
• 2 Wins & 3 Nominations
Online Film & Television Association
• 4 Wins & 9 Nominations