Jack Goes Confidential: Make that ‘Mother Knows Best’ in Tom Hanks ‘Extremely Loud’

Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock may have top billing, but it’s young Thomas Horn as Oskar who’s the real star in the movie,  EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE…

It features Hanks working in one of the World Trade Center‘s doomed towers on September 11th—desperately trying to reach his wife on their home’s answering machine.

Gut-wrenching stuff.

And ever since that horrific day their son Oskar is convinced that his father left him a final message of sorts hidden in the city, especially after going through his dad’s personal belongings and finding a key…..but to what?

His mission being to find whatever it is. Making for Oskar’s now relentless search through the seven boroughs of New York City.

It’s also an emotional journey of disconnect now with his mom. Or IS IT? As loss turns into a greater understanding of life and the world surrounding him.

Thomas Horn gives an exceptional performance alongside Hanks, Bullock, Max Von Sydow, Viola Davis and John Goodman in the extraordinarily uplifting EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE.

And yes, I experienced moisture in my eyes during portions of the film—opening to 4 out of 5 frantic fingers throughout the metroplex.
 

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5 Responses to Jack Goes Confidential: Make that ‘Mother Knows Best’ in Tom Hanks ‘Extremely Loud’

  1. Craig Glazer says:

    You Convinced Me Jack, Again
    Readers this guy, Jack is by far the best voice out there on his reviews. I rarely see a film he tags as good and find it not to be. Jack is a true talent when it comes to vision and choice in films today. Great work Mister Poessiger, thank you.

  2. PB says:

    I’m Sorry
    But this looks like overly sentimental crap to me. I realize anything by Daldry is the equivalent of a critic’s wetdream, but I still want my time back from The Hours and The Reader. And just like those films, I’m sure an Oscar is somewhere in the cards for this sap fest. Jeezuz, Hanks AND Bullock in the same film, my blood sugar levels are already high enough. I’ll wait until it shows up on Lifetime.

  3. Super Dave says:

    Sorry Jack
    Not sure I can agree here with you Jack. I got to see a screening of this movie and wasn

  4. Merle Tagladucci says:

    Hanks is starting to look old. Long way from Alan Bauer.

  5. smartman says:

    Ryan Succop
    Christ Craig, WTF?, What’s with the mancrush? BEST VOICE? Super Dave seems to have provided a more thorough and honest review or shall we say opinion. Isn’t that REALLY what movie reviews are, OPINIONS? I love reading Jack’s takes on the movies, but at best can only agree with him half the time, which is about the same I can say for ANY movie reviewer. It’s a very subjective thing, movie reviews. It’s not Film Arts 101 where we’re discussing the use of lighting in On The Waterfront.

    On Fandango the movie gets a GO from fans and a 47 out of 100 metascore from critics along with MIXED reviews.

    One GREAT thing about this forum is that folks can chime in. So thanks to PB and Super Dave for their opinions. I think I’ll wait for Coriolanus to show up in KC.

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