Our Friend Reviews

  • Our Friend
    • Genre : Drama,Comedy
    • Release Date :
    • MPAA Rating : -
    • Duration : 124 minute(s)
    • Production Budget : -
    • Studio : Gravitas Ventures
    • Official Site : https://ourfriendmovie.com/
    • Reviews Rate
      Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.

    • Readers Rate

Movie Reviews

  • overlaying the drama with the false cheer of lively music and bouts of humor, the story feels out of touch with the very emotions it desperately tries to evoke. Neither tearjerker nor very affecting drama, it defaults to somewhere in the middle
    by Deborah Young [The Hollywood Reporter ]
  • overall, Gabriela Cowperthwaite really succeeds with "The Friend". The movie tells a tragically familiar story of cancer's effect on a family, and does so with honesty, care, and (surprisingly enough) joy
    4.5 of 5 by Corey Chichizola [CinemaBlend ]
  • it's a weepie, sure--but with affecting performances from Jason Segel, Casey Affleck, and Dakota Johnson, it's more about the living than dying
    by Katey Rich [Vanity Fair ]
  • in this frustratingly told adaptation of a true story.. Cowperthwaite's direction captures the unvarnished truth of Teague's article, but the film's overall shapelessness dilutes that truth until time loses all meaning
    Review rate : C by David Ehrlich [IndieWire ]
  • an affecting look at love, cancer & heartbreaking limits of devotion; Where the story's ending might not transcend this family's fate, "The Friend" lets its audience believe in their future--through the tears, with each other
    Review rate : B by Ella Kemp [The Playlist ]
  • a trio of terrific performances help to elevate this movie. Casey Affleck, Dakota Johnson and especially Jason Segel deliver here, investing you in a way that the filmmaking isn't always able to do; It can be a tough watch, but overall..it's a good one
    3 of 4 by Joey Magidson [Hollywood News ]
  • a moving film about love, friendship, and impending loss that never panders or gives in to unwarranted emotional manipulation, The Friend is a delicate and thoughtful take on material that could've easily been turned into an empty tearjerker
    4 of 5 by Andrew Parker [The Gate ]
  • a meandering fact-based drama; for a film about such a devastating topic, a mother in her 30s dying of cancer, there's not the stinging sadness that we expect to arrive; Try reading the article instead
    2 of 5 by Benjamin Lee [The Guardian ]
  • a handsome, earnest drama headlined by Casey Affleck and Dakota Johnson; This is a tasteful, respectful and thoughtful film about what it means to be a true friend in the darkest of times
    by Fionnuala Halligan [Screen Daily ]

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