Our Friend

critic Reviews

, 84% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Our Friend's occasionally frustrating approach to dramatizing its fact-based story is often offset by a trio of starring performances led by a never-better Jason Segel.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Leonard Maltinleonardmaltin.com
    I was tempted to dismissOur Friendas just another movie about a loved one's battle with a fatal disease. Then I watched it. Yes, it's a tearjerker, but it's derived from a first-person article and has three exceptional performances
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    Ty BurrBoston Globe
    Some things remain a mystery. If we were a little bit better as people, this decent, clear-eyed movie hints, they might not.
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    David FearRolling Stone
    Its strength really lies in its ability to recognize grief, in all of its raggedness and messiness, and not shy away from it.
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    Cary DarlingHouston Chronicle
    While "Our Friend" is effective as drama - the acting is uniformly excellent - and is beautifully shot, the film pulls its punches to its, and the audience's, detriment.
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    Nell MinowMovie Mom
    Gabriela Cowperthwaite imbues the film with enormous compassion for its characters and the lead actors, especially Segel, bring endless warmth and humanity to their roles.
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    A.A. DowdAV Club
    Our Friend spares us the gory details at almost every turn, cleaning up a story whose power stemmed, heavily, from its willingness to be gruelingly truthful about what cancer can do to the body.
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    Steven ProkopyThird Coast Review
    Our Friend sets the bar higher for what compassion, kindness, and empathy are meant to be.
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    Neil SoansThe Times of India
    Director Gabriela Cowperthwaite allows some of the more solemn moments to truly sink in, which often makes this a tough watch.
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    Linda CookOurQuadCities / WHBF-TV (Illinois)
    'Our Friend' is a compelling true story of friendship and loss.
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    Lauren VenezianiDC Film Girl
    Dakota Johnson, Jason Segel and Casey Affleck are incredible together in this movie that shows how vital our best friends are.
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