Silent J’s review published on Letterboxd:
Of all the films I could have chosen to open 2013 with, I chose this. Why? I don't know, but I'm glad I did. Despite everyone saying "The Academy was wrong! Apocalypse Now should have won Best Picture!" I think they made the right decision on this one. A lot better than I was expecting. Powerful stuff.
Hoffman and Streep are excellent and deserved their Oscars, but I'm willing to say that the kid is so good here he gives the best performance. That says a lot.