The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

2008 • 166 minutes
4.4
2.25K reviews
71%
Tomatometer
PG-13
Rating
Eligible
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"I was born under unusual circumstances." And so begins "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," adapted from the 1920s story by F. Scott Fitzgerald about a man who is born in his eighties and ages backwards: a man, like any of us, who is unable to stop ti
4.4
2.25K reviews
A Google user
March 13, 2018
Unbelievably long movie, that at least the 1st 90 minutes could have been cut killed it for me and my friends. So much unnecessary fluff (drama) until he finally began to grow younger and things began to move along. Agonizing to sit that long and stay awake to understand why this old man/baby was as he was could've been clear in 15 mins. The last hour was clear and woulda been enough 4 a great film. Felt like a play on Forrest Gump without the excellence. Needed better story telling for film. Actors were awesome.
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Sean Miller
November 17, 2019
This is plain and simple my favourite movie of all time. It's the most exceptional movie I've ever seen that captures exactly what it means to live a full and complete life. I come back to watch this every couple years when I feel I need to watch it again. It's a story of love, of adventure, of friendship... to me, there has never been a more complete movie ever made. The only close comparison I could find to this film is Forrest Gump, and while Forrest Gump is also up there near the top of my favourite movies list, this one to me is just a bit more powerful.
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Mike Weeks
April 8, 2015
I don't normally cry in movies that don't include the death of a dog but the actors and musical score and storyline flawlessly come together to create an underrated masterpiece of a movie. Probably one of my favorite movies if not my favorite for the above reasons and "original" storyline. I believe it is original in story - though the actual origin comes from F. Scott Fitzgerald's short story - because only the aging idea and name are the same. The story of the movie is much more elaborate and dramatic.
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