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7,144 Ratings


Directed by Mike Nichols
United States, 2004


Patrick Marber’s 1997 stage play of the same name serves as the inspiration for this drama set in London about the intertwining, romantic entanglements of two unhappy couples.

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Closer Directed by Mike Nichols

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2005 | 2 nominations including: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

National Board of Review

2004 | 2 wins including: Best Acting by an Ensemble

BAFTA Awards

2005 | Winner: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

2005 | 2 nominations including: Best Screenplay - Adapted

Golden Globes (USA)

2005 | 2 wins including: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

2005 | 3 nominations including: Best Director - Motion Picture

Critics reviews

When it comes to the crunch, Nichols always opts for an old-fashioned psychological realism. He cannot bear to view his characters solely as types or figures; he is too enamoured of the superb work of his actors to ever give up those moments of emotional truth when the words dry up and the tears flow.
January 01, 2005
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What are people saying?

  • Zachary T.'s rating of the film Closer

    "You ever seen a human heart?! It looks like a fist wrapped in blood!" Critics hemmed and hawed over the translation from stage to screen, but performances this brave and devastating are merit enough, I think. The exacting cruelty (and honesty) of Marber's dialogue is also without peer, across mediums.

  • BLP's rating of the film Closer

    To this day, Closer remains one of my all time favorite films. The way it portrays love, sex, lust, betrayal, insecurity, essentially everything that makes the world go round, is wonderfully rooted in reality. Love can be simple and absolutely magical but also complex and excruciatingly painful. Masterful direction, unforgettable dialogue, great performances and a mesmerizing song by Damien Rice.

  • DenoResandono's rating of the film Closer

    CLOSER is one of the unusual romance movie I've ever seen. I'm not sure whether it's a romance. I guess a "love story" would be proper. I think CLOSER try to explain that love's a very complicated thing and what's the definition of love itself. All four main actors/actresses did an amazing job. But Natalie Portman's character succeed to steal my attention. Her characterization is really complex. Good job Mr. Nichols!

  • anacecil's rating of the film Closer

    Muy buena !!! Muy buena la actuación de los protagonistas. El tema atrapa al espectador todo el tiempo y tiene un inesperado final !!!

  • Mique Miq's rating of the film Closer

    I could watch it for so many times. There is always something reconforting in the simple, but forward way this movie points out the chaotic undergrounds of some interpersonal relationships. Thank you, my real name is Jane.

  • Jye Sherwell's rating of the film Closer

    This film has a brutal honesty to it, that's almost difficult to confront, just as in real life the truth can be hard to confront. It's astonishing actually. Such a rare thing to have in films, at least in this way. Portman is very good in this, the visuals and direction are also good. One of those films where you feel as though you've actually experienced something, instead of it just being another film.

  • anarresti's rating of the film Closer

    The best reflection in the last decade that I have seen in cinema about the destructive power of jealousy (I'm not sure that Eyes wide Shut is at all about jealousy). Instead of a love triangle we have a jealousy square. Four characters fall in love, break up, learn how to use the power of memory, how broken fragments inside hurt. Can you forgive yourself for not forgiving? Can you love the present, live in the Now?

  • J. O.'s rating of the film Closer

    Between the razor-sharp banter and the layers of betrayal, "Closer" is an emotional flogging. But with that being said, it is deeply touching and true to the complex nature of human relationships. Forgiveness, Larry says, is what separates humanity from animals. But is this true, or is forgiveness an illusion created by humanity to elevate themselves above animals? Apparently, lying is the world's currency.

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