A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood

109 mins
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Oscar winner Tom Hanks is Fred Rogers, beloved host and creator of the popular children's TV show Mister Rogers' Neighbourhood,... More

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A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood | Ratings & Reviews

"Hanks is perhaps the only actor who could have made any sense of the part, having achieved his own brand of saintliness in Hollywood’s current pantheon yet he doesn’t seem comfortable here."

Sydney Morning HeraldSydney Morning Herald

"Rhys (The Americans) delivers precisely the right dose of world-weary cynicism, while Hanks perfectly captures the quiet intensity and cadence of the seemingly unflappable Rogers. It's hard not to be drawn in by his words and into his world of positivity and "neighbourhood of make believe"."


"...it’s in the emotional charge she [director Marielle Heller] gets out of seemingly simple scenes of two men talking – and sometimes that’s between Vogel and his estranged father, played by Chris Cooper – that makes ABDITN such an utter delight of a film."

New Zealand ListenerNew Zealand Listener

"…if you don’t feel just a bit warm and gooey watching this film then you are probably cynical, bitter or dead."


""A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood" is a lovely, soft-hearted fable that works on you in an enchanting way."


"Marielle Heller's film itself, however, is a rather more modest achievement, sympathetic and yet entirely predictable in its dramatic trajectory of making a believer of an angry, cynical journalist."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"Even in territories where audiences are unfamiliar with Fred Rogers' hokey appeal, the film's humour, its amiable charm offensive and its gentle weirdness should disarm all but the most cynical."

Screen DailyScreen Daily

"While Hanks avoids attempting to awkwardly replicate Rogers' voice - although he does nail his cadence - he focuses on exuding the same bewitching, patient curiosity that Rogers had in the people he met."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"Hanks, comfortable in his twinkly-eyed wheelhouse, is properly supportive - it's a supporting role - while Rhys becomes the movie's little boy, diving into his own daddy issues, hopefully resolving them in time to write the big heroic cover story."

Time OutTime Out

"Neighbourhood is full of looking, listening, understanding - fitting for a film about a man who was incredibly charismatic, slow of gesture and speech in ways that encouraged everyone around him to perform his kindness back at him."

Vanity FairVanity Fair

"For those seeking comfort, kindness and a sense of cherishing in a turbulent world that seems to reward cruelty over caring, A Beautiful Day will be cinematic balm. Surrender to it and bring tissues."

Total FilmTotal Film

A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood | Details

PG, Violence & coarse language
Drama, True Story & Biography
Country of origin
USA, China