|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Natalie Portman, Clive Owen, Jude Law, Julia Roberts, Colin Stinton|
|Collections:||Top 400 All-Time Rentals|
|Run time:||1 hour 40 minutes|
|Rental release:||06 Jun 2005|
|Main languages:||English, English Audio Description|
|Subtitles:||Arabic, Bulgarian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Icelandic, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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Closer or Further? 3.5 StarsBy N Stafford from England , 27 Apr 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]Closer is creepy and honest in the way your still-single chain smoking auntie is creepy and honest; with a cynical heart, and clipped words. Most of the movie revolving around the failure of relationships, the subsequent breakup, the arguments, the betrayals - like watching a year of Coronation street in fast forward. But it's not all that bad - there are some great scenes -- as when Clive Owen follows Julie Roberts around his apartment asking her piercing questions about her affair albeit with hypocritical abandon; watching Natalie Portman amazingly dynamic acting skills, and amazingly dynamic bodice; watching Owen breaking Jude Law's heart with unflinching, but warranted, menace; and others. Jude Law is a little Shakespearian bitch (you know - those guys who talk to their hearts) - and it's only possible to sympathise with him if you forget that he's the cause of his own woes. Julie Roberts, although a strong actor, mopes around this movie like a cardboard, trying too hard not to overtake the film and to understate her performance. This movie comes across as urban professional movie, almost an inverse creation of 'Love Actually' - 'No Love Actually'. Have you ever played 'The Sims' on the computer? I think if the Sims were a tad more aggressive and urban they'd all talk like this. But after all this - I still think it's worth watching - there are worse movies to be had, and I enjoyed watching their IKEA walls come crashing down.
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Close - ishBy Nellie39 (10 reviews) from Southampton , 08 Sep 2013On the face of it, I didn't think this film would be that good. Although there are some sections of the film that aren't that engaging, Clive Owen really made this film for me. I thought Jude Law was awful (not sure if that was about his character or his acting), but overall this is worth watching, just not brilliant.
Give it a miss.By MzBizkitz (67 reviews) , 01 Apr 2013Odd, I didn't really enjoy this film. It all seemed a bit too ridiculous. I was surprised that so many good actors/actresses were in this with such a strange storyline, but there you go. Each to their own!
Get as far away as possibleBy The KnightWatcher (629 reviews) from Gloucestershire , 14 Feb 2013Fabulous cast but oh dear what an awful film. Appallingly bad film with all star cast wasted inc Julia Roberts, Jude Law about sex and relationships between 2 couples. the script is a joke. I would have given it zero stars if I could.
Get closer to the fast forward button coz you'll need it to get through this film!By a customer , 18 Dec 2012Probably one of the worst films I've ever seen..... Complete and utter rubbish. Tried to use dialogue to shock the viewer but just bored me senseless!
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Awful filmBy a customer , 13 Nov 2012Wasted an hour trying to watch this film, it was awful, bad language, no real story line, gave upto it in the end. Wouldnt recommend.