The Beaver

(2011)

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Review: The Beaver

What our critics thought of The Beaver

Christy Lemire
This role lets [Gibson]...show the great charisma that he made his name on decades ago.

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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Completely overgrown with symbolic gestures.

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What our critics are saying online

The Beaver
"The Beaver" is almost successful, despite the premise of its screenplay, which I was simply unable to accept. I concede it is possible that a man in depression might be able to heal himself by projecting his personality into a hand puppet. I am not sure it is possible, or even advisable, to make a serious movie about that. We go through the movie with Mel Gibson wearing a toothy beaver on his left hand, and that creates a whole lot of disbelief for us to suspend. …Read Full Review
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times - 05/04/2011