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The Beaver

The Beaver
  • 2011
  • US
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jodie Foster
  • Written by: Kyle Killen
  • Cast: Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Anton Yelchin, Jennifer Lawrence

After an accident, Walter (Gibson) believes that a beaver hand puppet is an extension of his personality, able to voice what he feels and maybe turn things around. Some genuinely funny moments and a committed performance from Gibson really sell the idea.

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The Beaver

23 May 20113 stars

Mel Gibson steps closer to redemption in Jodie Foster-directed comedy

(12A) 90min Just when it seemed that Mel Gibson would never work in Hollywood again, The Beaver proves that he might have a future after all. A string of tabloid scandals suggested that Gibson had pressed the self-destruct button on his career.

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23 May 2011

What we said, and they said, about the new Jodie Foster and Mel Gibson flick

What we said: ‘Gibson is the story, channelling the manic, edgy qualities of his established screen persona and his personal woes into a performance that encourages you to give him a second chance.’ The List What they said: ‘The Beaver may flash its…

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