Friday, January 20, 2012

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Review - 3 Stars

Young Thomas Horn plays an unusual youngster traumatized by the death of his father (Tom Hanks) in the twin towers on 9/11.  He finds a key and begins a search for a clue he believes his dad left for him.  Sandra Bullock plays his grieving mother and Max Von Sydow has a nice turn as an old man who has chosen not to speak—writing notes or raising one hand on which he has written “yes” or the other with “no.”   “Extremely Loud” has a nice cast and a touching story but I wonder if the time for a 9/11 movie hasn’t arrived yet or if it has if this is the right one?  Does it deliver what it promises?  9/11 story.  Is it entertaining?  A child’s journey.  Is it worth the price of admission?  Some of you will enjoy this, others not so much.  Me?  I liked it fine.