Julia Roberts delivers a riveting performance as a mother swept into a race against time after her troubled 19-year-old son (Lucas Hedges) returns home for Christmas — and suddenly disappears. Over a turbulent 24 hours, new truths are revealed — and a mother’s love is tested — in this unforgettably powerful film.

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4.5 out of 5
29 Ratings
29 Ratings

81% TOMATOMETER

Critics Consensus: Refreshingly understated, Ben Is Back subverts family drama stereotypes - and provides a forum for terrific performances from Lucas Hedges and Julia Roberts.

15+ COMMON SENSE

Powerful, mature mother-son drama tackles addiction.

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