O que se diz lá fora sobre THE DESCENDANTS, de Alexander Payne:
«What happens is that we get vested in the lives of these characters. That's rare in a lot of movies.»
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times.
«To call THE DESCENDANTS perfect would be a kind of insult, a betrayal of its commitment to, and celebration of, human imperfection. Its flaws are impossible to distinguish from its pleasures.»
Roger Ebert, The New York Times.
«THE DESCENDANTS is an ultra-polished picture in which every emotion we're supposed to feel has been cued up well in advance. There's nothing surprising or affecting about it. Not even Clooney, who works wonders with the occasional piece of dialogue, can save it.»
Stephanie Zacharek, Movieline.
«Another beautifully chiseled piece of filmmaking — sharp, funny, generous, and moving.»
Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly.
«THE DESCENDANTS constantly hovers on the brink of a dark comedy. But it never takes the big plug. By treading carefully, Payne has created his warmest, most earnest work, if not his best.»
Eric Kohn, indieWIRE.