Donald 'Sully' Sullivan is an expert at avoiding adult responsibilities. At 60, he divides all his time between a local bar and the occasional construction job. One day, Sully nearly runs into his son Peter and discovers that he has a grandson he never knew about; for the first time, Sully finds himself thinking that he ought to start behaving like a grown-up.
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South Florida Sun-Sentinel
October 29, 2013 Newman clearly owns the part of Sully, but there is nary a false or uncertain note struck by anyone in this ensemble cast.Read in Source
October 29, 2013 Nobody's Fool is an unprecedented treat, populated with charming, believable characters and a parting shot so beautiful even the hardest of hearts will melt helplessly at its sight.Read in Source
October 29, 2013 An old hand at this kind of heart-warming fare, Benton doesn't swamp it with sentimentality, allowing the crumpled charisma of Newman to effortlessly carry the drama.Read in Source
October 29, 2013 We love to see our movie gods play flawed souls, especially a god with a face that looks like one on a Roman coin.Read in Source
October 29, 2013 The principal pleasure of this film directed by Robert Benton is that its characters are carefully drawn and developed rather than applied like so many decals on a two- dimensional wintry landscape.Read in Source
October 29, 2013 While watching Robert Benton's sublime adaptation of Richard Russo's novel, it's hard to avoid the realization that movies like this have become an endangered species.Read in Source
Philadelphia Daily News
October 29, 2013 Director Robert Benton captures the droll eccentricity of small-town life without any of the usual phony preciousness.Read in Source
Los Angeles Times
October 29, 2013 Moviegoing holds few pleasures greater than watching an established star completely inhabit a role that exactly suits his personality and abilities. And seeing Paul Newman in Nobody's Fool defines that pleasure.Read in Source
October 29, 2013 Nobody's Fool is funny at times and as cuddly as an old teddy bear. But this movie is being taken far too seriously in some circles.Read in Source
October 29, 2013 Over time, the rhythms of small-town life and the eccentricities of its residents can grow on you. That's exactly what happens as you watch this sharply observant movie.Read in Source
Christian Science Monitor
October 29, 2013 Robert Benton has made Nobody's Fool, a return to the finely humanistic spirit that made his Places in the Heart and Kramer vs. Kramer' so popular.Read in Source
Country: United States
Genre: Thriller, Horror, Mystery
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