Incredibly huge moment for 'Extremely Loud's' Thomas Horn

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Thomas Horn is the 12-year-old star of "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close." (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times) By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times Thomas Horn, 14, was standing in the middle of a cocktail party populated with adults when director Brett

Thomas Horn holds his own among an ensemble of accomplished actors, including Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock, in the Eric Roth-penned adaptation of the novel by Jonathan Safran Foer.

"In the aftermath of 9/11," begins Scott Tobias at the AV Club, "the question arose of when it would be appropriate for popular art to address the events head-on.

When it comes to film-making, there are a few rules that should never be broken. Using sentimentality as a crutch to support an otherwise unremarkable film should be one of these unbreakable laws. Unfortunately, it appears