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The Savages

The Savages
  • 2007
  • US/Canada
  • 114 min
  • 15

A richly observed and terrifically-acted character study of two intellectual middle-aged siblings and their dementia-suffering father. Judiciously balancing humour and sorrow, Jenkins proves a quietly assured storyteller while Linney and Hoffman deliver unshowy, multilayered performances.

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The Savages

17 Jan 20084 stars

DRAMA (15) 114min Nine years after her 1998 feature debut Slums of Beverley Hills, writer-director Tamara Jenkins returns with this richly observed and terrifically acted character study. The Savages of the title are a pair of intellectual…

Laura Linney

17 Jan 2008

Breezing into a Soho hotel room on a sunny autumn morning during the London Film Festival, a smiling Laura Linney exudes a patrician charm and confidence. One of her fingers is encased in a splint, the result of a bathroom accident that very morning…

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