About the Movie
Award-winning actors Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay give career-defining performances in 45 Years. As Kate and Geoff prepare to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary, their marriage is shaken when unexpected news threatens to change their lives.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 178
- Fresh: 173
- Rotten: 5
- Average Rating: 8.6/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: How many great movies could be written across the enigmatic, profound face of Charlotte Rampling? Hundreds? Thousands? At any rate, Andrew Haigh's 45 Years is one of them.
Fresh: What's the big deal? How does an entire film come of this? There are satisfying answers to these questions, but to state them would be to ruin a perfectly good movie.
Fresh: "45 Years" is a movie about intuition and inner lives, and you have to look fast to catch all its resonances.
Fresh: To know is not the same as to possess, and at any rate, possession is never permanent.
First time I saw this, I made the mistake of only following the plot and thought there was nothing much to this movie. After a second viewing, I realized I missed a masterpiece the first time around. The plot is important, but the most important aspects are the subtle, nuanced and heartbreaking portrayals of the two main characters. Tom Courtney is wonderful, as usual, but Charlotte Rampling is absolutely breathtaking. The directing and screenplay are understated, but perfect.
Fantastic film I can't wait.......
A bit depressing
Maybe I’ll give this film a second viewing, but I did find it downright depressing the first time around and there is nothing worse than being stuck in a bog of depression for a couple of hours.
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 2015
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