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Depressed single mom Adele and her son Henry offer a wounded, fearsome man a ride. As police search town for the escaped convict, the mother and son gradually learn his true story as their options become increasingly limited.
Drama - Although the film's premise sounds more like a thriller, this is
really a romantic drama. Fans of the two stars, Kate Winslet and Josh
Brolin, will enjoy. Some mature subject matter and mild violence and
sexual content make the film inappropriate for kids.
Roger EbertFull Review Below Average They take their roles seriously. It will be difficult for audiences to do the same.
USA TodayFull Review Below Average Labor Day feels like a belabored, sappy slog.
Washington PostFull Review Average In this intense, exquisitely photographed domestic potboiler, both Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin deliver studiously serious performances, trying mightily not to betray how hard they're working to overcome the preposterous story in which they find themselves.
NY PostFull Review Good Much credit is due to an exquisite performance by Kate Winslet as a severely depressed divorcee ...
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Based on a theater exit polling of 62 moviegoers:
TEENS: The male and female both rated it "above average."
TWENTYSOMETHINGS: Two females loved "Labor Day" but the third female only rated it "average," which is a bit disappointing, but not bad.
ADULTS: This was clearly a movie enjoyed most by the ladies. Three-quarters of them enjoyed "Labor Day" very much with about half loving it. Most of the remaining quarter rated it "average," which indicates they enjoyed it, at least to some degree. Only about ten-percent disliked it. As for the males, only about ten-percent loved "Labor Day." Another forty-percent rated it "above average," which indicates they enjoyed it very much. Unfortunately, another forty-percent only felt it was an "average" movie (enjoyable but nothing special or memorable). The final 15% rated it "below average" to "poor."