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Barney's Version
7.1 out of 10

Barney's Version

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Overall 9
9.0
Actors overall 9
9.0
Audio 9
8.5
Extras 8
8.0

Barney's Version (Blu-ray)

DVD Verdict
22 June 2011
  • Summary: Judge Clark Douglas's version includes robots from the future. Most people don't believe his version.
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Barney's Version

Slate Magazine
14 January 2011
  • Excerpt: Inside this shaggy movie is a bracing jolt of pure, uncut Paul Giamatti.
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Overall 6
6.4

Barney's Version

AV Club
13 January 2011
  • Excerpt: The problem with adapting Mordecai Richler’s 1997 novel Barney’s Version to film is the same problem that hits so many book-to-film adaptations: The book gets into the head of a complicated man, while the film merely observes him.
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Overall 5
5.0

Barney's Version Movie Review

BigPictureBigSound
2 December 2010
  • Summary: A colorful character reviews his life through his own flashbacks of his three marriages. Sometimes it's funny. Other times, it's a bit strained.
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Review: ‘Barney’s Version’

Variety
10 September 2010
  • Summary: A middle-tier marriage drama distinguished by an excellent Paul Giamatti.
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Overall 8
8.0

Barney's Version

Empire Online
29 December 2011
  • Conclusion: While perhaps a touch overlong and with plot strands that don't hang together as well as they might, this is remains a triumph, illuminated by a terrific leading man turn from Paul Giamatti.
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Overall 6
6.0

Barney's Version

Flicks
26 July 2011
  • Summary: Without having read Mordecai Richler’s 1997 novel which Barney’s Version is adapted from, it’s still abundantly clear that this long, glossily mounted tearjerker exhibits all the usual problems with paring down 400 pages into an orderly feature film.
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Overall 6
6.0

Expert Review

FILMDUDE
24 March 2011
  • Excerpt: "Barney's Version" is a character study covering 30 years of one man's life. Depth is compromised by span when a life - even a fictional one - is featured in a movie-length couple of hours. This is a rambling, uneven and shallow movie held together by strong acting.
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Overall 8
8.0
Movie overall 8
8.0

Barney's Version

dvd.nl
24 October 2011
  • Summary: Barney leidt een turbulent leven. Als TV-producer is hij professioneel druk in de weer en privé rolt hij van het ene drama in het andere. Als kijker krijgen we een kijkje in de hoogte- en dieptepunten uit zijn leven en worden we meegesleept in een prachtrol van Paul Giamatti, een van zijn beste tot...
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Barney’s Version (2010)

Filmofiel
27 July 2011
  • Excerpt: Toen ik een flinke tijd geleden voor ‘t eerst de trailer voor Barney’s Version zag kon ik niet wachten om deze film te zien, zeker omdat Paul Giamatti afgelopen januari de Golden Globe voor beste acteur in een komedie won.
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