OwenGleiberman's Review of August: Osage County

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When a movie is based on a celebrated play, the first question to ask is, Does it play? In the case of August: Osage County, an adaptation of Tracy Letts' 2007 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about an Oklahoma family marinating in its own miserabilism, the answer is yes. The fights, insults, and sadistic parent-child mind games, the powerhouse acting that shades into overacting (though I'll be damned if you could say exactly when)...the movie is red meat for anyone who thrives on a certain brand of punchy, in-your-face emotional shock value... See Full Review
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Okfor ages12+