Two-time Academy Award(R) winner Jodie Foster directs and co-stars with two-time Academy Award(R) winner Mel Gibson in THE BEAVER - an emotional story about a man on a journey to re-discover his family and re-start his life. Plagued by his own demons, Walter Black was once a successful toy executive and family man who now suffers from depression. No matter what he tries, Walter can't seem to get himself back on track...until a beaver hand puppet enters his life.
- Jodie Foster
- Kyle Killen
- Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Anton Yelchin, Jennifer Lawrence, Cherry Jones
For a film about the real problem of mental illness, it never feels authentic. Depression is not something neatly tied up. If this is meant as an allegory, it's vague and unconvincing.Claudia Puig, USA Today, 05.19.2011
With The Beaver, Gibson shows that for all his personal turmoil, he still may have a career in the twilight years.David Germain, Associated Press, 05.20.2011
That this ambitious, if deeply odd, film is so compulsively watchable is a credit to Gibson's compelling performances, both as spiritless Walter and the Cockney-accented voice of the tireless title character.Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer, 05.12.2011
In The Beaver, a stately family drama with a black comedy struggling to break free from within, Mel Gibson deploys a seemingly magical hand puppet -- plus more charm than he's allowed out in public in years.Ella Taylor, NPR, 05.06.2011