All My Sons
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All My Sons
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All My Sons NYC Reviews and Tickets

85%
(400 Reviews)
Positive
94%
Mixed
5%
Negative
1%
Members say
Great acting, Absorbing, Great writing, Intense, Thought-provoking

About the Show

Award-winning actors Annette Bening and Tracy Letts return to Broadway in the play that launched Arthur Miller as the moral voice of the American Theater.

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Member Reviews (400)

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851 Reviews | 1007 Followers
92
Masterful, Riveting, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Intense family drama w/ Incredible performances & superb writing. Arthur Miller really is in a league of his own.

Don't see it if If you appreciate plays there is no reason not to see this. My favorite revival of this season.

965 Reviews | 339 Followers
80
Solid script, Strong acting, Polished production, Period piece, Absorbing

See it if you like Miller plays. AMS has flaws (depiction of women!) but many strengths. Plot unfolds w growing stakes (awk plot device at end).

Don't see it if tradl theater bores you. Realistic prodn. GREAT set. Didn't love Bening's flat-toned perf; Walker was stand-out. Pace is slow, but picks up.

952 Reviews | 387 Followers
89
Profound, Absorbing, Masterful, Great acting, Great writing

See it if Masterpieces brought to life with very few flaws interests you. All the major players here give top notch performances. Classic drama.

Don't see it if You’re looking for light and fluffy. This is classic Arthur Miller-you’ll feel like you need a shower by the end cause you just feel dirty. Read more

983 Reviews | 229 Followers
70
Disappointing, Slow, Profound, Masterful, Great writing

See it if If you like Arthur Miller's work. Two good actors but not convincing as far a married. Good set and c ou costumes.

Don't see it if Jack o'Brien d ou es not do a good job moving the characters around in this sho w. The last production was much better. Bening yells 2 much.

811 Reviews | 221 Followers
87
Relevant, Great staging, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy fine productions of meaningful works: great acting, fine direction, good sound, lights and projections with important messages.

Don't see it if you cannot appreciate masterful playwriting of the WWII period that contains lots of tension, death, greed and loss. Smoke & strobe lights.

539 Reviews | 1877 Followers
77
Solid, Slow, Resonant, Great acting

See it if Well done version of this Arthur Miller work. Good acting but a slow build to an intense climax.

Don't see it if You don’t like serious plays.

706 Reviews | 214 Followers
85
Dated, Resonant, Powerful, Masterful, Intense

See it if Finely constructed Arthur Miller family drama. Revelation of the truth pushes characters in denial to the brink. Excellent acting and set.

Don't see it if Simple good-vs.-evil theme of sacrificing integrity for profit. A morality story that lacks subtlety. Satisfying nonetheless.

692 Reviews | 152 Followers
82
Riveting, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like Miller, never seen this play, enjoy powerful family dramas, fan of Bening & Letts, want dramatic confrontations & sense of morality

Don't see it if don't like Miller's realistic style or sense of justice, not a fan of bombast, of secrets are slowly revealed or nontraditional casting

Critic Reviews (43)

The New York Times
April 22nd, 2019

"O’Brien’s literal-minded production does not make a resonant case for the drama today...Ms. Bening goes deepest of the four leads in exploring the muck at the bottom of her character’s personality. She also has terrific technique...But the opacity of the production overall means we still can’t read her with any clarity, and the play acquires a weird wobble at its core...The production is almost never moving, except when Ann’s brother, George, shows up intending to expose everyone’s lies."
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Time Out New York
April 22nd, 2019

"There is a real and precious thing at the center of 'All My Sons.' It is the trio of Tracy Letts, Annette Bening and Benjamin Walker...All three are believable in every detail—blockbuster actors dedicated to small, unshowy connections to one another. In scene after scene, they do wonders. Around them, though, is a flatter and falser world...What does work after all the decades is Miller’s stunning climax, a series of emotional explosions."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
April 22nd, 2019

"The play’s glaring issues go unexamined...Miller’s not a wit, nor is he particularly agile with seeming small talk or elegant exposition...What does stick out—over and over again—as the play ploddingly establishes its circumstances, is its blithe sexism...While Letts and Walker eventually get to tear down the roof—and it is exciting to watch them do it—it’s a little heartbreaking to witness what the brilliant, incisive Bening is given to work with by comparison."
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The Hollywood Reporter
April 22nd, 2019

"One of the dramatic highlights of the Broadway season, the production features outstanding performances from a stellar cast headed by Annette Benning, Tracy Letts and Benjamin Walker, with impeccable direction by Jack O'Brien...He delivers a mesmerizing, no-frills production whose slowly ratcheting tension never abates...As usual for Roundabout, the production values are excellent in every respect."
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Entertainment Weekly
April 22nd, 2019

"Bening is excellent as Kate, who holds so ferociously to the belief her son can’t be dead because of what else she’ll have to accept if he is, while actor-playwright Letts holds court as the seemingly genial patriarch with tension simmering beneath that calm exterior. And Walker’s Chris is tragic in a very different way...It all comes together in a stellar, harrowing production that reinforces why Miller’s works still endure so many decades later."
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Variety
April 22nd, 2019

"It still packs a wallop all its own, especially in this wonderfully cast, honestly staged and beautifully presented production...The whole cast makes their characters as well as the play’s melodramatic turns not only credible, but enthralling...Walker brings a genuineness to this sometimes too-good-to-be-true character, making Chris’ private revelations, as someone who has hidden scars of his own, all the more affecting."
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The Wall Street Journal
April 25th, 2019

"It’s one of the best Miller revivals I’ve ever seen, a staging so magnetic that it overwhelmed my lingering doubts about a play that can feel preachy when it isn’t done as well as this...The supporting cast is uniformly strong, with next-best-in-show honors going to Benjamin Walker and Hampton Fluker, both of whom are more than up to the task of sharing a stage with Mr. Letts and Ms. Bening without getting washed into the valley."
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The Observer
April 23rd, 2019

“Best Show of the Broadway Season...A polished, moving and beautifully mounted revival...Told in restrained but intensely emotional terms...the play still delivers a gut punch...So many things to applaud in the heart-stopping dramatic impact of this exemplary production...You can start with the most fabulous set...You can applaud O’Brien’s fluid direction...And finally, there’s the cast...’All My Sons' soars again, with its original values intact, stronger and tougher than ever.”
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