A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

critic Reviews

, 95% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Much like the beloved TV personality that inspired it, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood offers a powerfully affecting message about acceptance and understanding.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Charlotte O'SullivanLondon Evening Standard
    What a difference a day makes, when it's a day as beautiful as this.
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    Peter BradshawGuardian
    A really entertaining and touching film.
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    Clarisse LoughreyIndependent (UK)
    A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is, at its core, a film about the hard and constant work of becoming a better person.
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    Danny LeighFinancial Times
    The film feels at once adventurous and classically simple. And of all things, lovely - as disarmingly, implausibly so as Mister Rogers.
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    Sandra HallSydney Morning Herald
    It's hard to tune in to the fervent tone of straight-faced sincerity which permeates every scene... If we ever needed proof that our flaws make us human, it's here. Perfection makes dull company.
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    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    With so much time devoted to Lloyd's world, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood doesn't have room for any sort of standard arc about Fred Rogers...
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    Pablo O. ScholzClarín
    Without a doubt [Tom Hanks] was the best candidate to play Rogers in this pleasant but predictable film about kindness. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Matthew St. ClairCinema Sentries
    Even if it doesn't inspire you to be the Mister Rogers you want to see in the world, it should hopefully serve as a reminder to be kind even when it's hard to.
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    A.S. HamrahThe Baffler
    The film's strangeness makes this convincing, and it's what saves it from gooeyness. One of the most unexpected and evocative scenes in any film last year is in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.
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    José MartínEl antepenúltimo mohicano
    A film that, like the interesting director and writer Marielle Heller's previous works... investigates the soul of its characters with a special affection, despite showing their weaknesses and imperfections without any shame. [Full review in Spanish]
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