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The Sense of an Ending

HD   PG-13 Closed Captioning

Ritesh Batra

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About the Movie

Tony Webster (Broadbent) leads a reclusive and quiet existence until long-buried secrets from his past force him to face the flawed recollections of his younger self, the truth about his first love (Rampling), and the devastating consequences of decisions made a lifetime ago. Based on the acclaimed novel by Julian Barnes, The Sense of an Ending elegantly weaves mystery and suspense into a gripping and captivating movie experience.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 101
  • Fresh: 76
  • Rotten: 25
  • Average Rating: 6.4/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: It's a cozy movie with a decidedly un-cozy message - about the perils of resuscitating our pasts, and the even bigger risk of leaving them be. – Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, Mar 16, 2017

Rotten: Watching The Sense of an Ending, I was struck by the realization that this should have been a good movie. – James Berardinelli, ReelViews, Mar 18, 2017

Fresh: Broadbent, so often a supporting player, is a treat in the lead role, soft and mournful, but with a youthful gleam in his eye. – Adam Graham, Detroit News, Mar 17, 2017

Fresh: Payne's screenplay doesn't always live up to Broadbent's talents. But the actor never disappoints, and "The Sense of an Ending" is so much better as a result. – Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic, Mar 16, 2017

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Customer Reviews

great actors... but bit of a sleeper

eh. rent it...

i personally bought it for appreciation garnered for these actors, but this movie is missing major elements

Enjoyable Drama

I enjoyed this drama. I wished that more blanks had been filled in but I was able to fill in the blanks for myself after thinking about it all. While one man gave up on the love of his life, the other man did the unthinkable and killed himself over it. It's just a bit unbelievable that the protagonist never tried to find out the truth when all of the bad stuff went down. A great mysterious saga.

The Sense of an Ending
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2017

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