About Schmidt

About Schmidt

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Following the sudden death of his wife, an aimless retiree (Jack Nicholson, Batman) sets out to stop his daughter's wedding, learning about himself along the way. Comedy-drama from director Alexander Payne (Nebraska).

2002Rating: R125 minsUSAAvery Pix, New Line Cinema
ComedyDrama

About Schmidt | Awards

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About Schmidt won Best Dramatic Actor (Jack Nicholson) and Best Screenplay gongs at the 2003 Golden Globes.

About Schmidt | Reviews

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Another actor might have made the character too tragic or passive or empty, but Nicholson somehow finds within Schmidt a slowing developing hunger...

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Sight & Sound

Sight & Sound

An unformed narrative that winds up at the mercy of a mighty central performance.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

What makes this exquisitely observed slice of American screen realism transcend itself is finally its moral sensibility.

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Salon

Salon

Payne is a singularly ungenerous filmmaker.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

About Schmidt is as spiritually lost as its (main) character.

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BBC

BBC

This is a startling, resonant, life-affirming movie - both deeply funny and deeply moving.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Blisteringly funny and equally moving...

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

The power of this great movie - part comedy, part tragedy, part satire, mostly masterpiece - is in the details.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Alexander Payne has created a tender, acrid, comic masterpiece.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Nicholson’s acting sets a new gold standard, making Schmidt a movie you won’t forget.

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