Rated PG-13 · 129 minutes · 2012

It may say Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock on the movie poster, but they’re just window dressing in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. The star of our show is Thomas Horn, a child actor making his debut in auspicious fashion. Impressive? Well, his performance is wordy, and at times, it’s … extremely loud and incredibly close. He plays a gifted child who tries to gain closure on a sudden, tragic loss by beginning a great adventure that connects him with hundreds of New Yorkers. He’s searching for the missing lock to a key he believes has specific significance to him—although the boy doesn’t know what that is. Max von Sydow steals the show by playing a silent traveling companion, but overall, Extremely Loud comes off as extremely forced.

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Official Site: extremelyloudandincrediblyclose.warnerbros.com
Director: Stephen Daldry
Producer: Scott Rudin, Celia Costas, Mark Roybal and Nora Skinner
Cast: Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Thomas Horn, Zoe Caldwell, Viola Davis, Jeffrey Wright, Max von Sydow, John Goodman, Dennis Hearn, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Hazelle Goodman and Jim Norton


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