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'Demolition': EW review

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Anne Marie Fox

Demolition

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
100 minutes
Wide Release Date:
04/08/16
performer:
Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, Chris Cooper
director:
Jean-Marc Vallée
genre:
Comedy, Drama

We gave it a C+

Jake Gyllenhaal’s wild-card performance is the only reason to bother with Dallas Buyers Club director Jean-Marc Vallée’s manipulative downer about a widower who deals with his icy emotional numbness by literally taking a sledgehammer to his old life. At one point he says, “Everything has become a metaphor.” Out loud! That’s how unsubtle Demolition is. C+