Beaver, The

Lists: Comedy

Brief Synopsis: "Suffering from a severe case of depression, toy company CEO Walter Black (Mel Gibson) begins using a beaver hand puppet to help him open up to his family. With his father seemingly going insane, adolescent son Porter (Anton Yelchin) pushes for his parents to get a divorce. Jodie Foster directs and co-stars as Walter's wife in this dark comedy that also features Riley Thomas Stewart and Jennifer Lawrence."

Overall Ranking: 1802 (Rank from 2011: # 81)

Adjusted* Rating:
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Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 25%
Regular 25%
Half-Popped 50%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Gorgon Reviews97(full review)
Jester Smiles95 - I loved this movie. This has to be one of my favorite movies that has come out in recent years.
Rob from GuysFilmQuest83 - Brilliantly executed and had very strong performances by Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster and Anton Yelchin. If you don’t mind dark comedies with a decent amount of heavily dramatic content in it with a slightly odd aspect to it, you should definitely see this film.
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Dan O'Neill65(full review)
Entertainment Blur Rob57(full review)
Skooch55 - While the premise is so very hard to get past, it is a movie that I will begrudgingly call decent.
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David Baruffi52(full review)
CinemaVisitor Erik50

People Involved

  • Jodie Foster (Meredith Black)
  • Mel Gibson (Walter Black)
  • Jennifer Lawrence (Norah)
  • Anton Yelchin (Porter Black)
  • Jodie Foster (Director)