The Tender Bar

The Tender Bar

The Tender Bar

Coming-of-age drama directed by George Clooney and starring Tye Sheridan, Ben Affleck and Christopher Lloyd. Follows a boy growing up on Long Island, who looks for father figures among the patrons of his uncle's bar. The screenplay, written by William Monahan (The Departed), is based on the memoir by journalist J. R. Moehringer.

2021Rating: 15, strong language, sex references104 minsUSABig Indie Pictures
Drama

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

A coming-of-age story that feels as if it was conceived inside of a lab.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

This doesn't feel like real memory at all: just a collection of flavourless picturesque scenes.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

It's alive with messy, loving clashes and bursts of joy.

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Variety

Variety

Now that Affleck has reached middle age, he's capable of bringing fresh depth to his performances.

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Independent

Independent

Clooney tells an uneventful but intimate story...

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The New York Times

The New York Times

It's not the kind of movie that will knock you out...

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IndieWire

IndieWire

It feels as if every actor has been under-used.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

What The Tender Bar lacks in dramatic heft and originality, it makes up for in warmth, geniality and a clutch of great performances...

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Slash Film

Slash Film

it almost feels offensive that this performance is being wasted in such a dud of a movie. 

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Financial Times

Financial Times

A film of passive mediocrity...

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