The Kindness of Strangers (2019)

Not Rated   |    |  Drama

The Kindness of Strangers (2019) Poster

The story of people whose lives intertwine during a dramatic winter in New York City.




  • Zoe Kazan in The Kindness of Strangers (2019)
  • Lone Scherfig in The Kindness of Strangers (2019)
  • Zoe Kazan at an event for The Kindness of Strangers (2019)
  • Lone Scherfig in The Kindness of Strangers (2019)
  • Zoe Kazan in The Kindness of Strangers (2019)
  • Caleb Landry Jones at an event for The Kindness of Strangers (2019)

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14 March 2020 | nicholasabadzis
| Underrated and Perhaps MIsunderstood
The understated quality of this movie might be why it hasn't received better reviews. I don't think it means to be a treatise on homelessness or a precise rendition of the conditions thereof (an assumption I've seen some high profile critics make). That's a fate that befalls one of the characters and her two children, part of an ensemble whose interlinked stories together make a case for empathy and impulsive altruism being among the most admirable aspects of human nature.

Homelessness is one thematic layer to a story that investigates kindness as the social glue that matters most and is possibly also the most underrated of dispositions or inclinations, often being seen as weak or oversensitive. Personally, I found it a lovely film, quite moving in places with its acknowledgment that, without kindness and the generosity of strangers, society would fall apart.

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Release Date:

14 February 2020



Country of Origin

Denmark, Canada, Sweden, France, Germany, UK, USA

Filming Locations

New York City, New York, USA

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$839 8 December 2019

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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