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Ben Is Back

2018, drama

103 minutes

19-year-old Ben Burns unexpectedly returns home to his family's suburban home on Christmas Eve morning. Ben's mother, Holly, is relieved and welcoming but wary of her son staying clean. Over a turbulent 24 hours, new truths are revealed, and a mother's...

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7.0

based on 3 users

7.2

based on 11 critics

Age

13+

Country

United States

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8.0

2019.01.25

A riveting, engaging and heartbreaking tale that explores the relationship between mother and son. Read more

8.0

2019.03.17

So whilst Ben Is Back isn’t at all the warm and fuzzy festive film that its setting might suggest this addiction drama is really worth your time. Read more

7.0

2018.12.20

The film itself dips too often into maudlin traps. And though the third act is far from awful, the filmmaker’s insights for family dynamics and dysfunction are stronger. Read more

7.0

2019.03.12

For a timely story, well-rounded characters and excellent performances, Ben Is Back ticks all of the boxes. While it may not linger with you long after viewing, the emotion of the moment is quite a powerful thing to observe. Read more

7.0

2019.01.30

A fantastically decent drug-problem dramatic film. The plot is a little confused at times but the performances are one hell of a strong back bone holding it all together. Read more

6.0

2019.03.13

It all gets a bit silly by the end, and its portrayal of the world of drug addicts suggests nobody involved has ever encountered a real life addict, but Ben is Back does boast two outstanding central performances, which may prove enough to keep viewers engaged. Read more

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