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Finally, a movie that is thoughtful and deeply moving. The clever writing is the BEST and delivered in stunning and poignant performances by this talented cast. You will be drawn in and touched by The Holdovers.

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Yvette A
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Paul Giamatti at his best role yet since Saving Private Ryan. Never knew a kind side can be played by such an actor. The story is very heartfelt and warming. Dominic Sessa does a wonderful job of giving you a feeling of being left alone but trying his best to make the most of it. Da Vine Joy, perfect school lunch aid you could wish for growing up. Story intertwines well to the title. A must-see and must-have for the holidays. A new Home Alone has arrived, but Rated R.

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Sunny S
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Outstanding film. Itโ€™s a throwback to the days when films were original, with a meaningful plot and great acting.

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I enjoyed this movie ๐Ÿฟ ๐ŸŽฅ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ. The cast was great.

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Tremaine M
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It's rare that a film truly live up to the optimistic and heart of its trailer. It's a common perception that movies are not what they "used to be". "They don't make them like they used to". And to be honest, at times I do feel discouraged with quality and selection of movies of late. Let me just say, THIS MOVIE IS LIVING PROOF that great movies are still being made. An original story, impeccable writing, amazing performances, excellent cast. Such a wonderfully heartfelt film! Especially for this time of year! I cannot recommend The Holdovers enough!

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Niah V
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Sadly, they donโ€™t make movies like this anymore

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Deepak T
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Great story. You rarely see a coming of age movie with a historical setting. The characters are entertaining too.

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Victor V
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Fantastic movie. This movie has substance.

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Eric A
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The cast did an incredible job. Wish Hollywood would make more original content movies like this. Went to see it because Paul Giamatti never misses.

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Jaclyn P
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def not original. typical older person younger person teach each other. nothing special

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Bryan H
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Heartfelt movie

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Loved this movie, great story & actors were amazing!!

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Overall a really solid film that has laughs and some tears.

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The acting in the major rolls was compelling. Hoping this film does not get overlooked. Headmaster and parent rolls more typecast and much less developed, but for the big three evolved into more depth.

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Enjoyable date night. Good moments of humor, but also deeper story.

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Metacritic

80
Nov 8, 2023

The Holdovers is a triumphant comeback story for Alexander Payne, too. The director bounces back from 2017โ€™s misfiring Downsizing to find his tone โ€“ a rare kind of jaded hopefulness โ€“ with all his old assurance.

Phil de Semlyen
Time Out
88
Oct 27, 2023

Paul Giamatti is absolute perfection as a Grinchy teacher who learns a hard lesson in empathy over a winter school break. All the actors shine in this exuberant movie gift from director Alexander Payne that has all the makings of a new holiday classic.

Peter Travers
ABC News
80
Sep 11, 2023

Thereโ€™s an emotional restraint in both the performances and the film surrounding them, despite the time of the year, and when a light sprinkling of sugar does come in the last act it feels earned.

Metacritic review by Benjamin Lee
Benjamin Lee
The Guardian