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The Beaver

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Summit Entertainment Released 2011

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Director:
Jodie Foster
Released:
2011
Rating:
PG-13
Walter, once a successful and happy family man, has hit rock bottom. But, in his darkest hour, he finds a rather unusual savior: a beaver hand-puppet that takes over Walter's life in an attempt to change things for the better. Academy Award winner** Jodie Foster directs and co-stars with Academy Award winner** Mel Gibson in a film critics call "bold," "complex" and "funny."

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  • 50

    The New York Times Manohla Dargis

    Nasty, brutish and as cuddly as a crusty old sock fished out of a sewer, the beaver or the beav, as I like to think of him, owns the film.

  • 50

    Los Angeles Times Betsy Sharkey

    An emotional runaway of a film that carries neither the insight nor the uplift to make the weight of its dark journey worth it.

  • 50

    Variety

    The troubled actor delivers a performance very few could pull off as a depressed father who begins communicating through a hand puppet, but Foster doesn't know how to manage it or ...

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