O que se diz lá fora sobre THE BEAVER, de Jodie Foster:
«As good as Gibson is, his character is still caught between the tragedy of the man and the absurdity of the Beaver. Fugitive thoughts of Señor Wences crept into my mind. I'm sorry, but they did.»
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times.
«Nasty, brutish and as cuddly as a crusty old sock fished out of a sewer, the beaver or the beav, as I like to think of him, owns the film.»
Manohla Dargis, New York Times.
«The troubled actor delivers a performance very few could pull off as a depressed father who begins communicating through a hand puppet, but Foster doesn't know how to manage it or navigate the script's seismic tonal shifts, and ends up producing a film that's deeply strange, yet incapable of leaving an impression.»
Andrew Barker, Variety.
«This is high-quality work from a professional (Gibson) who, news reports have suggested, has recently sunk to terrible lows in his nonprofessional life.»
Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly.
«A risky bet that pays off solidly, Jodie Foster's much-delayed THE BEAVER survives its life/art parallels - thanks to its star, Mel Gibson - to deliver a hopeful portrait of mental illness that is quirky, serious and sensitive.»
John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter.