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The story of four strangers - their chance meetings, instant attractions and casual betrayals.
Drama Comedy - This is a very dark, very talky, sexually frank drama. Story takes
a back seat to character and performance, and it very much looks and
sounds like it was based on a play. Fans of Julia Roberts's popular
romantic comedies beware as the film is quite the opposite, and
PROFANITY: Over 30 F-words, 2 S-words, a number of others. SEX/NUDITY: Sexy dancing with nudity; nonstop graphic sex talk. VIOLENCE: A man hits a woman. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Frequent alcohol and tobacco. ACTION: None. COMEDY: Dark, often sex-related verbal humor.
The above rating is an average of the critic reviews below.
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Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Very Good Closer starts like a nice romantic drama, with a couple of 'meet cutes' (as Roger Ebert calls them), then does a 180-degree turn and shows what happens when happily ever after rots from the inside out. It isn't just the relationships that curdle, but the characters.
Roger EbertFull Review Excellent What is unique about "Closer," making it seem right for these insincere times, is that the characters do not understand each other, or themselves. They know how to go through the motions of pushing the right buttons, and how to pretend their buttons have been pushed, but do they truly experience anything at all except their own pleasure?
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
We collected 40 moviegoer opinions. This was a limited release movie so we weren't able to collect very many opinions. Fortunately, there are enough adult female opinions to indicate how good, or in this case how bad "Closer" is. These are TERRIBLE opinions. Only a small percentage enjoyed it and many hated it. It's now obvious why this movie was only released to limited theaters. There were a few in the other age and gender groups that enjoyed it, but there are so few opinions in these groups that it's not very accurate. For the most part critics thought "Closer" was great. So if your taste in movies tends to run close to that of critics then you may enjoy "Closer." Everyone else should proceed with caution.