Descendants Movie Reviews

Descendants

Descendants

Release Date: Dec 16, 2011

Genre: Drama

Rating: (R)

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  • 5
    Who knew that George could act. Will he get an Oscar? I don't think so but he wasn't too bad. I think his wife was the best actor in the movie she was very believable and never fell out of character. I think you will agree after seeing The Descendents that Beau Bridges should be heard not seen from now on unless he drops 100 lbs. I recommend you see it on a first date.
  • 2
    This Clooney vehicle doesn't work; minimal layers in the film with Clooney at his best running about in a funny manner. He does pull off the 'goodbye' scene, but doesn't have a large acting range. The movie is almost completely derailed early with the lines given a secondary and irrelevant boyfriend character; and its attempts to draw in a native hawaiian texture are as unconvincing as the limited narrative line. Definitely not even nomination quality.
  • 5
    Best George Clooney character ever. Aside from Clooney films like "O Brother Where Art Thou?" most of his characters are too arrogant, too suave, or just too much. This time he plays a guy that I cared about, and he handled the role superbly. He is a father of two self-willed daughters and the husband of a comotosed wife. Early in the movie he finds out that his wife has been cheating on him, so he sets about finding out with whom she cheated, and why. All the while this is going on he has to manage the role of a (fulltime) father, as trustee of a huge inheritance, and manage a law practice. He juggles these duties clumsily but effectively. The two daughters are excellently portrayed by Shailene Woodley and Amara Miller. I loved those girls. They were both funny and heartbreaking. The rest of the cast is brilliant too, and the writing - OMG!! luscious. It's the kind of movie you can see once, then take a friend and gladly set through again.
  • 4
    I really loved this film and I am very happy it is being released nationwide. The film was very mature, sweet and complex all in the same time and the director was ablwe to capture true human emotions in a very unique and wonderful way. I loved the director’s previous film “Sideways” and this film was even better because I could relate to the characters really well and it felt very genuine. I was very impressed with the cast of this film and I thought that Clooney gave a wonderful performance as a grieving and confused father, I also really liked Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller and Nick Krause. I found myself rooting for the characters and really getting involved in this film and that is always a good sign. Overall, I urge you to see this movie in the theaters and I guarantee that you will not regret it.
  • 4
    I thought this film was great and I highly recommend seeing it in the theaters. It is a heartfelt film about family dysfunctional and the great thing about this film is that it is about everyday normal people and I could relate to the characters and feel for them. The film is a great character study and the story is very relatable and interesting. The cast was absolutely wonderful and I think that George Clooney was amazing in this role and it suites him to play a confused father. The film is set in Hawaii and it is absolutely beautiful but in the same time the director is able to show the audience that even in Hawaii one can not escape problems. Overall, this film was very enjoyable and i loved it.
  • 4
    I really liked this film and I highly recommend seeing it in the theaters. I really think it is one of the best films of this year and I hope it will be recognized during the Oscars. I think the film is warm and in the same time it was emotionally complex and the characters in the film were very well developed. The film takes place in Hawaii and it was just so beautiful to see the lusciousness of it, that made me go an a vacation really bad. My favourite thing about this film was that it felt realistic and could relate to the characters. Overall, this film is definitely worth seeing in the theaters.
  • 5
    Excellent film on many levels. Could be the best picture of 2011. George Clooney is outstanding. Highly recommended.
  • 2
    I found myself waiting for more to happen. Connecting with his daughters in a time of crisis, both Clooney and his children find each other in this movie. Realizing how he lived his own life and choosing to uphold his moralities, Clooney makes this movie watchable but not memorable.
  • 5
    I really enjoyed watching this film and I highly recommend seeing it in the theaters. In my opinion, this is one of the best films of the year because it presents serious matters in a very light and pleasant way that is easy to relate to and understand. The film is heartfelt and I really cared about the characters and their struggles. The film is also nice to watch because it is set in Hawaii and it is absolutely beautiful, it made me crave for a vacation. I found this film very touching and full of real emotions, George Clooney will most likely be recognized for this role and I really think he deserves it.
  • 5
    I really did not expect this film to be this good, I had an absolutely great time watching it and I highly recommend seeing it in the theaters. The film was sweet and warm and in the same time it examined tough themes that were played beautifully by an excellent cast. I am seriously starting to think that George Clooney is a Superman, is there anything he can not do, the guy is insanely talented and in the same time he looks so down to earth and approachable. The film is very observant and it is a great character study that never gets boring or out of tough with reality. Overall, it is the best film of this year.

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