Reviews and Ratings for movies starring 'Ellen Burstyn'

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Age of Adaline, The

Note: This review includes spoilers for the movie Interstellar, believe it or not. The Age of Adaline wants viewers to think of it as a modern-day fairy tale. Such a conceit, however, can be seen as an excuse for slipshod writing. The need to judg...

Run Time: 1:50
U.S. Release Date: 2015-04-24
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama/Fantasy
Director: Lee Toland Krieger
Cast: Blake Lively, Michiel Huisman, Ellen Burstyn, ...
Exorcist, The

During the cold months of the winter of 1973-74, the release of a horror film called The Exorcist became a national phenomenon. Would-be viewers stood outside for hours in bad weather to get a ticket, and the lines in New York City were said to ci...

Run Time: 2:02
U.S. Release Date: 1973-12-26
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: HORROR
Director: William Friedkin
Cast: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Lee J. Cobb, ...
Fountain, The

The Fountain is Darren Aronofsky trying to be Stanley Kubrick. However, while Aronofsky is able to match Kubrick frame-by-frame for ending ambiguity, that's one of the few areas in which The Fountain keeps pace with 2001. Technically, this is an im...

Run Time: 1:36
U.S. Release Date: 2006-11-22
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: SCIENCE FICTION
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, Ellen Burstyn, ...
House of Tomorrow, The

The House of Tomorrow is ripe with metaphors, from inventor R. Buckminster Fuller’s geodesic dome house to the omnipresent sounds of punk rock and all the music genre represents. The film depicts a radical coming-of-age for wallflower Sebast...

Run Time: 1:25
U.S. Release Date: 2018-05-25
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama
Director: Peter Livolsi
Cast: Asa Butterfield, Alex Wolff, Ellen Burstyn, ...
How to Make an American Quilt

There's more to a quilt than fabric and thread -- each patchwork design has its own unique story (or stories) to tell. In How to Make an American Quilt, the first Hollywood release from Australian director Jocelyn Moorhouse (Proof), we come to...

Run Time: 1:56
U.S. Release Date: 1995-10-06
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Jocelyn Moorhouse
Cast: Winona Ryder, Derrick O'Connor, Dermot Mulroney, ...
Interstellar

Christopher Nolan has never shied away from a challenge and the one he has taken on with Interstellar may be his most prodigious thus far - bigger than delivering an end-to-start chronology in Memento, more impressive than the mind-bending contortion...

Run Time: 2:49
U.S. Release Date: 2014-11-05
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Intense Action, Profanity)
Genre: SCIENCE FICTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Christopher Nolan
Cast: John Lithgow, Michael Caine, Matt Damon, ...
Playing by Heart

Playing by Heart is an ensemble dramatic comedy about the many faces of love: romance, longing, loss, sex, and lust. Set in modern-day L.A., the film tells six seemingly-unrelated tales about men and women finding each other, losing each other, u...

Run Time: 2:01
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: DRAMA/COMEDY
Director: Willard Carroll
Cast: Sean Connery, Ryan Phillippe, Jon Stewart, ...
Requiem for a Dream

Every year, there seems to be one film that kicks you in the stomach and leaves your head reeling. In 1999, it was Tim Roth's profoundly disturbing, unforgettable The War Zone. This year, it's Darren Aronofsky's Requiem for a Dream, one of the mos...

Run Time: 1:42
U.S. Release Date: 2000-10-06
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Drugs, Sexual Situations, Nudity, Violence, Profanity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Cast: Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, ...
W.

It would be grossly unfair to criticize W. as a hatchet job - it's too clumsy for such a description to apply. This movie frequently feels like the shotgun marriage of Nightline and Saturday Night Live. Superficial, uninformative, and inert, this...

Run Time: 2:09
U.S. Release Date: 2008-10-17
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Oliver Stone
Cast: Josh Brolin, James Cromwell, Elizabeth Banks, ...
When a Man Loves a Woman

The previews for When a Man Loves a Woman do this film an injustice. Heavy on poorly-edited melodramatic sequences, they give little inkling of the level of emotional honesty attained. Luis Mandoki's film succeeds not because it tackles alcoholis...

Run Time: 2:06
U.S. Release Date: 1994-05-13
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Mature Themes)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Luis Mandoki
Cast: Meg Ryan, Andy Garcia, Tina Marjorino, ...