Wednesday January 22, 2020

Film: Too loud and very far away

Reviewed this week: Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close. Directed by Stephen Daldry. Rating: 1/5. The Woman In The Fifth. Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski. Rating: 2/5.

19th February, 2012
Thomas Horn in Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close.

Reviewed: Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close

**Rating:** 1/5

Stephen Daldry's take on Jonathan Safran Foer's novel **Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close** is an extremely laboured and incredibly contrived melodrama that follows a young boy's struggle to make sense of his father's death in the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Centre. Insufferably saccharine and sanctimonious for its entire two-and-a-half-hour running time, Daldry's literary adaptation aims high, which only gives it further to fall.

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