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Starting Out in the Evening Review

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4.5

Dave White Profile

… intelligent, quiet, moody and gentle … Read full review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    78

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    Metascore®
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  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    The movie is carefully modulated to draw us deeper and deeper into the situation, and uses no contrived plot devices to superimpose plot jolts on what is, after all, a story involving four civilized people who are only trying, each in a different way, to find happiness.

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  • 100

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter James Greenberg

    Succeeds so beautifully because of a compelling story, great acting, intelligent writing and sensitive direction.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune

    Because the characters are richly realized and their dialogue rings true, we stick around, rooting for something like a happy ending.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    We are slowly and mightily drawn into this intimate story, which is both intellectually stimulating and emotionally moving.

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  • 91

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    Andrew Wagner has made a lovely comedy of death and rebirth.

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