Metacritic Movie Ratings
August: Osage County Reviews

3.0

58

out of 100

Metascore®
Mixed or average reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 90

    out of 100

    VarietyScott Foundas

    This two-ton prestige pic won’t win the hearts of highbrow critics or those averse to door-slamming, plate-smashing, top-of-the-lungs histrionics, but as a faithful filmed record of Letts’ play, one could have scarcely hoped for better.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    Family dysfunction has seldom been as flamboyant—or notable for its performances and flow of language—as it is in this screen version of the Tracy Letts play.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    TimeRichard Corliss

    It’s Roberts’ deepest, strongest, liveliest film work.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterDavid Rooney

    Wells directs the actors smoothly enough in individual scenes, but his work lacks the cohesiveness to really pull all the characters together and convey their shared past.

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