Certain Women Reviews

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October 2, 2019
Observant, heartfelt, and incredibly eloquent, Reichardt's latest unfolds with poetic finesse, building to a powerful crescendo of sublimated emotion.
June 25, 2019
What's particularly great, besides the film's uncanny ability to replicate the sensation of reading a heady, well-collected, complementary collection of short stories, is the tactful feminism deployed in casual asides and male absence.
March 7, 2019
Earthy, real, and rich despite its understated narratives, Certain Women will reward patient cinemagoers with its delicate detail.
February 8, 2019
It's a tender film that understands adult behavior in a remarkably astute way.
December 27, 2018
There's no arguing that Certain Women has moments of incredible power. But the film itself can be greatly uneven.
December 22, 2018
Reichardt, in addition to the slow and methodical storytelling, continues to use the landscape to tremendous effect, the cinematography is gorgeous and the location plays a great role in underscoring every scene.
December 4, 2018
A quiet, female-focused triptych of tales that keeps its scope quite modest.
November 19, 2018
Reichardt doesn't have the same narrative conventions to fall back on, but like the women she follows with her camera, she forges her own path and in doing so, comes up with something bewitching.
November 19, 2018
What's really important in the film is all internal and Reichardt's direction and the excellent performances of all four women give us the time to see below the surface and start to feel how these women themselves experience their lives.
October 24, 2018
Reichardt paints life's small contours with the brush of a majestic poetess, giving voice to the seemingly unremarkable -- even mundane -- aspects of living and imbuing them with secrets and mysteries that have the power to enchant us, even make us cry.
October 24, 2018
To write this film off as a simple story about 3 women in Montana would be doing it a huge disservice. It might be quiet, but its ideas are not.
September 26, 2018
Certain Women belongs to the four women at its core.
August 29, 2018
The world of emotions that play across Gladstone as Jamie starts the long drive home is heartbreaking.
August 28, 2018
Certain Women is a timely reminder that another kind of womanhood is possible.
August 22, 2018
Reichardt's latest might be undeniably sad at times, but it's also devoid of self-pity and apathy. Every bit contains wisdom that stretches as far as the eye can see.
August 9, 2018
You absolutely understand Laura's frustration with Fuller, and Fuller's frustration with everything, including himself.
August 7, 2018
Filmed in 16mm, this beautiful film produced by Todd Haynes deserves to be seen in as large enough a screen as possible. [Full Review in Spanish]
July 9, 2018
Her characters make life decisions while they speak quietly on the telephone, while they discuss how to build a house, while they eat a hamburger...
June 26, 2018
The film is admirable in how it presents rural lives without any sort of condescension or melodrama. There's a kind of Zen quality to the leisurely pace with which Reichardt lets her onscreen lives unfold.
June 20, 2018
The minimalist storyteller leaves much unsaid in her rich film, but says enough to get us thinking about the characters long after the film.
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