Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

DVD - 2012
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Oskar is convinced that his father, who died in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, has left a message for him hidden in the city. Feeling disconnected from his grieving mother and driven by an active mind that refuses to believe in things that can't be observed, Oskar begins searching New York City for the lock that fits a mysterious key he found in his father's closet. His journey through the five boroughs takes him beyond his loss to a greater understanding of the world around him.


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Mar 18, 2015
  • ermadick rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Excellent movie with Sandra Bullock, Tom Hanks and a new
young man, in his first movie acting experience. Acting was
great! Let's us in on some of the emotional aftermath of the tragedy of 9/11.

Mar 08, 2015
  • rollandemck rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This movie is well worth watching. The acting by young Thomas Horn is incredible. The story is touching.

Feb 03, 2015
  • Bartolomew rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I give it a 4star rating, very good. The storyline/plot was good, the characters were sympathetic and believable, nice camera work, not too slow and a nice ending. Will definitely watch it again, if I can.

Nov 08, 2014
  • TGPretender rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Quiet, thoughtful, painful, and kind. That's how I'd describe this movie. It was definitely intense but in a slow way that built up well through the film. Loved the slow reveal of everything and little touches to each character that made them seem more real. Grief handled in so many ways.

Mar 21, 2014
  • BloomFree rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is a movie about how a young boy (old before his time in some ways) experiences regret and trauma. I believe its intentions were also to be a feel-good movie -- in that it succeeds in a minor way. In exploring the complexity of people, I would give it an A+. But as far as the bombing being "meaningless" and the mother not getting why anyone would bomb a major american building that was not sellable. All in all - worthwhile use of time to those who enjoy drama and exploring unique characters.

Mar 18, 2014

This is like the movie "Julie and Julia," except set against the backdrop of 9/11 instead of cooking. In other words, I didn't like it.

Dec 15, 2013
  • vcc rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I was pleasantly surprised by this movie. The storyline was great as was the acting.

Dec 03, 2013
  • loyats rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Very heartwarming and endearing movie. Definitely worth the watch whether you've been touched personally by 9/11 yourself or not.

Nov 11, 2013
  • lynnwl rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Very boring. Not worth the time.

Oct 05, 2013
  • viccmc rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Good story, great script. Very convincing performance by the young boy. All casts did very well to make the movie both touching and funny. Highly recommended for all ages.

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Mar 31, 2014
  • ElainaL rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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May 14, 2012

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Sep 13, 2013
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: This film involved the tragedy of 9/11 as a heavy continuous theme. Scenes are shown and may be incredibly frightening or intense for some with a sensitivity to it.

May 14, 2012

Other: Depressing situations


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Sep 13, 2013
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"If things were easy to find, they wouldn't be worth finding."

Sep 13, 2013
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"Only humans can cry tears. Did you know that?"


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