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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

HD   PG-13 Closed Captioning

David Fincher

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About the Movie

"I was born under unusual circumstances." And so begins "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," adapted from the 1920s story by F. Scott Fitzgerald about a man who is born in his eighties and ages backwards: a man, like any of us, who is unable to stop time. We follow his story, set in New Orleans, from the end of World War I in 1918 into the 21st century, following his journey that is as unusual as any man's life can be. Directed by David Fincher and starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett with Taraji P. Henson, Tilda Swinton, Jason Flemyng, Elias Koteas and Julia Ormond, "Benjamin Button," is a grand tale of a not-so-ordinary man and the people and places he discovers along the way, the loves he finds, the joys of life and the sadness of death, and what lasts beyond time.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 242
  • Fresh: 175
  • Rotten: 67
  • Average Rating: 7.1/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button leaves you colder than it should, and it shouldn't leave you cold at all. – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: There's leisure to the storytelling, a splendor that captures the movie's celebratory but also melancholy ideas about our time on this mortal coil. – Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: A man who ages backwards will never be able to bond to another person in a truly meaningful way. We can barely be expected to return affection that isn't there. – Simon Miraudo, Quickflix, Nov 2, 2014

Fresh: Fincher treats Roth's script with a visual bravura and narrative gusto far beyond the usual capacities of the Hollywood mainstream. Benjamin Button is a poetic, virtuoso feat, as eloquent and rapturous as CGI-era cinema gets. – Jonathan Romney, Independent (UK), Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews


This movie is a movie of a generation. Its a movie that you can tell took effort and reflection. This is not typically my genre, but i can watch this movie over and over and over. The soundtrack is good too.

Best Movie

This is by far the best movie that I have seen. It totally enveloped me, and I forgot where I was and that I was watching a movie. Although it is a bit similar to Forrest Gump, it is still amazing. This is by far the best movie of 2008!

Makes you take a different look at life

I love this movie. One of the few i will watch many times for many years from now. The acting is awesome and i think it really shows how important every moment really is when life is so short.