Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Very Good ...there's no denying the film's power of compulsion and the sense that, when it's all over, it means something. Most viewers will be entertained and moved, and some will find their intellect aroused.
Roger EbertFull Review Above Average 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button' is a splendidly made film based on a profoundly mistaken premise.
USA TodayFull Review Good The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is worth seeing just for the superb prosthetic makeup and seamless computer-generated effects in which Pitt's head is digitally imposed onto older bodies.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 151 moviegoers:
Outstanding Reviews from most moviegoers, both male and female. Only a
few were somewhat disappointed. Most enjoyed this movie very much.
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. From New Orleans at the end of
World War I in 1918, into the 21st century, on a journey as unusual as any man's life can
be, the film tells the grand tale of a not so ordinary man and the people and places he
discovers along the way, the loves he finds and loses, the joys of life and the sadness of
death, and what lasts beyond time.