Reviews: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019)

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  • [New] | Marco Albanese @ Stanze di Cinema [Italian]
  • Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice
    • Excerpt: A moving drama about the transformative spiritual practices of Fred Rogers.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: In one of the film’s best scenes, we see Hanks as Rogers discuss the importance of a beloved childhood toy and cannot help but recognize the irony of “Toy Story’s” Woody telling us this.
  • Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
    • Excerpt: A remarkable picture on all fronts, and an alarmingly healing and borderline spiritual experience. Like the show itself, the film doesn’t play things completely sweet, and will dive headfirst into heavy and complicated emotional territory that is upfront about the way it can challenge us.
  • James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: Mister Rogers is inherently compelling as a person. Unfortunately, this is a biography about Lloyd Vogel.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: This wonder of a film wrecked me. In the best possible way. It directly confronts cynicism and misanthropy, and asks us to let them go if we can. I really needed its message. The whole world does now.
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: Every generation, decade, and year probably feels like the worst one there has ever been, and 2019 has its fair share of supporting arguments to lay claim to that inauspicious title; therefore, get out there and watch a film which will most likely make you want to be a better person, and most importantly, not better for yourself, but toward your fellow man.
  • Brent McKnight @
    • Excerpt: The scenes with Mr. Rogers in ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ are some of my favorites in any movie I’ve seen this year, but the rest is hollow, generic tripe I couldn’t care less about.”
  • Nell Minow @ moviemom.com
  • Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com
    • Excerpt: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’s feel-good nature assures us of what Lloyd will do with the “mad he has inside,” but what you do with yours is still unknown.
  • Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment
    • Excerpt: Hanks and Rhys are in fine form, and the real surprise I found was Heller’s stylish direction, which made the experience of seeing this film all the richer.