Stronger

Out Now On-Demand

Jake Gyllenhaal is a Boston Marathon bombing victim helping police track down the killers while struggling to recover from devastating trauma.

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Written by

  • John Pollono
  • (based on the book of the same name by Jeff Bauman and Bret Witter)

Drama

116mins

Rating: MA15+ Strong injury detail and coarse language

USA

Vulture

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There are few actors in their 30s more well-rounded than [Jake] Gyllenhaal right now, as capable of taking on disturbing psychologies in aggressive indies as they are the lead roles in crowd-pleasing tearjerkers.

TimeOut (US)

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This isn't the positive movie many will want, but it's something better: a window into post-traumatic stress and exploded identity.

Los Angeles Times

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The movie is a straightforward, even familiar, tale of survival and recovery, but its grave respect for the unique extremity of its protagonist's ordeal cancels out any impulse toward exploitation.

New York Times

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"Stronger" takes more artistic risks than any other American-made "inspired by true events" picture I can recall.

Variety (USA)

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Green looks for small but meaningful ways to complicate and deepen the well-trod story he's telling, and by the end, those complications help the film earn its uplift.

Hollywood Reporter

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Solid, straightforward and touching.

Associated Press

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That Stronger, as unpleasant as it is, doesn't shy away from the complicated side of recovery is admirable to say the least.

Rolling Stone (USA)

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It's a movie that's allergic to saccharine manipulation or easy sentimentality.

Guardian (UK)

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Stronger is a film filled with warmth and humanity, but one that doesn’t sugarcoat the reality that comes with it.

Empire (UK)

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A deeply human and often brutally honest depiction of trauma and recovery, anchored by three superb performances — though it often falls victim to formula.