To Olivia Reviews

  • To Olivia
    • Genre : Drama,Romance
    • Release Date : -
    • MPAA Rating : -
    • Duration : 100 minute(s)
    • Production Budget : -
    • Studio : Goldcrest Films
    • Official Site : -
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Movie Reviews

  • Keeley Hawkes and Hugh Bonneville are decent as the actor and children's author whose daughter died aged seven, but there is no real howl of pain; "To Olivia" is cushioned by its own carefully managed good taste
    2 of 5 by Peter Bradshaw [The Guardian ]
  • both Hugh Bonneville and Keeley Hawes are perfectly cast; take this for what it is, a glimpse at a specific time in the couple's life, and this is a well-acted, moving portrayal of loss and grief
    3 of 5 by Danny Brogan [Common Sense Media ]
  • at times, it feels like a cop-out; True, grief is universal -- but "To Olivia" never embraces the fact that stories draw their power from specificity. It's what makes them feel real
    3 of 5 by Clarisse Loughrey [Independent (UK) ]
  • a well-intentioned biopic about a little-discussed but pivotal moment for both artists. If it's never transcendent, it at least offers charming child performances, and Keeley Hawes is a particularly good fit as Patricia Neal
    3 of 5 by Helen O'Hara [Empire Magazine ]
  • a specious and sketchy portrait of the writer fails to hit the sweet spot
    2 of 5 by Kevin Maher [Times (UK) ]
  • "To Olivia" still fails on its own terms, because everything it's saying about the Roald Dahls' recovery and artistic regrowth rests on a blatant manipulation of the biographical truth
    2 of 5 by Tim Robey [Daily Telegraph (UK) ]
  • "To Olivia" is anchored by two excellent, understated leading performances from Hugh Bonneville and Keeley Hawes, even if the script may have benefited from a fuller rumination on love and loss
    3 of 5 by Luke Walpole [HeyUGuys ]
  • "To Olivia" has many of the hallmarks of a classy British drama, but given the calibre of the actors and meatiness of the material it could have been so much more
    3 of 5 by Emma Simmonds [The List Film (UK) ]

Reader's Reviews

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