• I first watched 45 Years at the Berlin Film Festival in February last year, and I wasn’t able to shake it off for weeks. Having re-watched it again this week for the purpose of this review, I’m happy to report it hasn’t lost any of its incredible power.
    The film creeps upon you slowly and just doesn’t let go.

  • Shalini Langer
    Shalini Langer
    Indian Express


    This is a film though about few words, and most of the action happens in the way the gaze of the two lead roles changes, how she tentatively returns his embrace when they are dancing, the ferocity with which she strikes the piano keys, and moments in which they don’t lock eyes but when they let their eyes drop.

  • Suraj Prasad
    Suraj Prasad
    Deccan Chronicle


    The film is something that you should find time to watch, because it feels like a really long film even though it is just 91 minutes. As a statutory warning, do not watch this film with your significant other, maybe you will never get a letter about your ex who never was, but once someone really looks at you and starts poking, who knows what you might reveal?

  • The direction and screenplay (intertitles are used) is understated, but younger viewers might find themselves stifling a yawn or two at times. The slow pace however, can make 45 Years’ somewhat brisk run-time seem much longer. On the other hand, the film is perfect for the elderly to see, be intrigued by and savor.

  • The small, incidental changes in his day-to-day behavior are perfectly portrayed by the actor.  Charlotte Rampling was a celebrated English beauty in her prime and still looks gorgeous. Courtenay is good but this is her film.

  • A sort of British ‘Amour’ this wonderful film that rarely goes beyond the four walls of the home has keenly calibrated soulful performances from both the leads.

  • Subhash K Jha
    Subhash K Jha


    For all its enormous inner strength and its use of nostalgia as a tool of  emotional strength 45 Years is a strikingly sterile look at a marriage that has apparently weathered many storms but remains steadfast in its  place. If there’s any reason you need to watch the film it’s to see how casually graceful the lead pair makes the drama of a past betrayal in  a marriage.

  • BookMyShow Team
    BookMyShow Team


    A beautifully portrayed romantic drama, the movie broods on the insecurity struggles of a couple, 45 years into their marriage. The brilliant performances by the lead actors and the emotional baggage of the story make it worth a watch, especially for romance lovers.

  • If this dramatic piece holds your attention, it is because of Rampling’s ability to convey so much through her eyes and expressions, Courtenay’s understated performance providing her with the requisite cues.

  • The film, in its quiet and powerful way, shows us the fragility of marriage…

  • Andrew Haigh’s marital drama features superb performances by Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay…