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    Eric Poole, who at 18, is released from jail having served his sentence for the murder of a young girl. Russell Crowe plays the hard-bitten detective who put him away and who is sure that Poole is a potential serial killer who will reoffend. He makes it his mission to keep Poole under surveillance as he sets off on a seemingly innocent road trip up-state. But all is not as it seems as Poole soon finds himself on the run with a young girl who has become obsessed with him and may or may not have been witness to the first murder.
    Duration: 100 min
    Quality: SD
    Release: 2009
    IMDb: 5.5
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  • Actors of "Tenderness"

  • Characters of "Tenderness"

    Lt. Cristofuoro. Character of Tenderness
    Played by: Russell Crowe
    Maria. Character of Tenderness
    Played by: Alexis Dziena
  • Directors of "Tenderness"

    John Polson. Director of Tenderness
    John Polson
    Birthdate: 6 September 1965, Sydney, Australia
  • Creators of "Tenderness"

    Emil Stern. Director of Tenderness
    Emil Stern
    Robert Cormier. Director of Tenderness
    Robert Cormier
    Birthdate: 17 January 1925, Leominster, Massachusetts, USA
  • Critic Reviews of "Tenderness"

    New York Daily News
    December 11, 2009

    Crowe's lumbering presence is a relief from all the gothic heaviness, but director John Polson's elliptical storytelling style quickly becomes an irritant.

    New York Times
    December 11, 2009

    A movie undone by its formulaic plot conventions, and its need to give its star more screen time than his characters merits.

    New York Post
    December 11, 2009

    Crowe, who spends the movie trudging along ... and waxing lyrical about pain and pleasure, must be hoping no one sees this mawkish blunder. He will probably get his wish.

    Maven's Nest
    January 02, 2016

    Based on less ambiguous YA novel , the teens drive film and portrayals of damaged youth are tense and sympathetic, though their behavior veers too sharply to pathological.

    Ozus' World Movie Reviews
    June 22, 2011

    An arty psychological thriller that never catches fire as either a serial killer flick or character study.
    December 31, 2010

    Russell Crowe stumbles through lifeless thriller.
    April 25, 2010

    The picture is crowded with captivating tones and contemplation, navigating a tricky tale of murder, perversion, and obsession with a fine edge of suspense and an interesting take on the human condition.

    The Age (Australia)
    May 01, 2009

    Polson maintains an unsettling tension throughout the narrative, building his slow-burn thriller to a climax that deliberately runs counter to the in-your-face genre principles of which he proved such a master with his first two thriller outings.

    MovieTime, ABC Radio National
    May 01, 2009

    Since moving to Hollywood, Australian director John Polson has become a very competent filmmaker. I hope he finds better scripts for his future projects.

    FILMINK (Australia)
    May 01, 2009

    It's hard to understand what keeps these characters moving, and without true indie grit or the runaway tension that would otherwise satisfy the multiplex, Tenderness drops somewhere in-between...and that is mostly a disappointing nowhere.

    Sydney Morning Herald
    May 01, 2009

    Cormier himself called Tenderness a tough book written in "a minor key" and perhaps Polson was inspired by the description. But if so, he doesn't come close.

    At the Movies (Australia)
    May 01, 2009

    It does have a few plot contrivances, but the tension is skilfully built and the cast is uniformly excellent.

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