"[A] piercing story: Here's a tale that compacts the grief of an entire world, country, city, and thousands of loved ones left behind into the pain of one vulnerable, fictional boy."
Entertainment Weekly - Lisa Schwarzbaum (01/06/2012)
"Solidly crafted, impeccably acted....Von Sydow is splendidly restrained and moving."
Rolling Stone - Peter Travers (01/19/2012)
4.5 stars out of 5 -- "It's an emotional powerhouse of a film, an unforgettable and rewarding motion picture experience."
Box Office - Pete Hammond (12/20/2011)
"If Horn is the film's diamond in the rough channeling Oskar's sorrowing and searching, yearning and regretting, Von Sydow is its buried treasure."
Los Angeles Times - Betsy Sharkey (12/23/2011)
"EXTREMELY LOUD & INCREDIBLY CLOSE tells the story of an 11-year-old boy named Oskar Schell, who is played by the gifted and very well cast Thomas Horn."
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert (01/18/2012)
"[A] surprisingly engaging adaptation....The movie's chief strength, its saving grace, is the passionate portrayal [by Horn]..."
Film Comment - Nicolas Rapold (01/01/2012)
3 stars out of 5 -- "[D]irector Stephen Daldry has crafted an adroitly involving, emotionally intense experience....Horn gives a fierce performance..."
Total Film - Kate Stables (04/01/2012)