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Ben Is Back

There are a lot of challenges that will face that family after the return of Ben Burns, who returns home to his unsuspecting family one fateful Christmas Eve. On the other hand, Ben's wary mother Holly Burns welcomes her beloved son's return. After a short time, she learns he is still very much in harm's way in this time. There is no way but the 24 hours will change their lives forever, and Holly must do everything in her power to avoid the family's downfall that will be happened in anytime.
Duration: 103 min
Quality: HD
Release: 2018
IMDb: 6.7
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Critics Of "Ben Is Back"
eFilmCritic.com
February 07, 2019 Features good and incisive writing from Peter Hedges (who also directs) and effective performances from Roberts and Hedges... But not even their work can quite justify their increasingly tedious and unbelievable surroundings.
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The New Paper (Singapore)
February 27, 2019 While the film seems to drag on at times, it succeeds in sustaining the suspense surrounding their reunion.
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3AW
February 08, 2019 Despite its Hollywood gloss - it's a Julia Roberts film, after all - the film does venture into some of the grittier realities about those stricken with addiction.
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Detroit News
January 10, 2019 "Ben is Back" is one of those awards season films that looks on paper to be a slam dunk: Mother and child relationship, drugs and drama is a cocktail for Oscar gold. In this case, the dunk is a dud.
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The New Republic
December 19, 2018 The movie's real achievement lies in Roberts's performance, which is possibly her best. Holly is incandescent with worry. She's good and kind and intimate.
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Minneapolis Star Tribune
December 20, 2018 This is an intimate, incredibly tense drama about a troubled family battling raw emotional pains, a bare-bones and bare-knuckled look at the destructive powers of addiction.
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The Straits Times (Singapore)
February 27, 2019 The climax is a well-crafted cat-and-mouse game and is perfectly enjoyable on its own. But one wishes it had not been triggered by so silly a premise.
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ReelViews
December 30, 2018 Unfortunately, by adding cumbersome elements to the narrative, it ultimately detracts from the core human story and causes the viewer to leave the film dissatisfied...
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Sydney Morning Herald
January 29, 2019 Showy acting is popular, but I think Peter and Lucas Hedges...do their best work in the quieter moments, in which they take us deep inside a problem that has tragic consequences for so many people.
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Time Out
December 27, 2018 The miniaturization of scope ends up making everything feel intensely melodramatic, while the frenetic, breathless editing -- capably realized by Ian Blume -- transforms even the most innocuous kitchen argument into a drug-induced fit of mania.
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ABC Radio Brisbane
February 24, 2019 The performances are great but Ben is Back does feel unnecessarily formulaic in places.
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Espinof
March 04, 2019 A stimulating drama thanks to stellar performances from Julia Roberts and Lucas Hedges. [Full Review in Spanish]
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