The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button “is brilliant and beautiful and beguiling and any other adulatory adjective you can chuck at a movie,” writes Empire blogger Nev Pierce.

“It makes you consider the world anew…at least for a moment (but probably for a lot longer). It is about love, yes, and it is about Death: an event as inevitable as the rising of the sun, as the turning of the Earth. To put it schmaltzily — in a way the film itself would never countenance — it says the grave need not triumph over your day today. Grasp the now. Live in each moment. Take a hand and hold it.”