Metacritic Movie Ratings
Nebraska Reviews

5.0

86

out of 100

Metascore®
Universal acclaim
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 100

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    Bruce Dern gives the performance of his career as the headstrong Woody in the brilliant, wisely observed and wryly funny Nebraska. What stands out is the fullness of the character, with mannerisms and expressions that make him wholly dimensional.

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  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-TimesRichard Roeper

    Shot in beautiful tones of black and white (and silver and gray), Nebraska is steeped in nostalgia, regret and bittersweet moments. Yet it’s also a pitch-perfect cinematic poem about the times we live in.

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  • 100

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    What's extraordinary is what happens at the intersection of Mr. Payne's impeccable direction and Mr. Nelson's brilliant script. The odyssey combines, quite effortlessly, prickly combat between father and son.

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  • 90

    out of 100

    VarietyScott Foundas

    Throughout, Payne gently infuses the film’s comic tone with strains of longing and regret, always careful to avoid the maudlin or cheaply sentimental.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterTodd McCarthy

    [A] wryly poignant and potent comic drama about the bereft state of things in America’s oft-vaunted heartland.

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