Certain Women Reviews

August 22, 2018
Besides Gladstone's performance, "Certain Women" doesn't have anything going for it that would make it memorable.
August 20, 2018
This is the kind of movie that would benefit from having a director explaining what each scene is supposed to represent. I like slow, narrative driven films but there's slow paced and then there's this. It's sloth like.
July 10, 2018
Director Reichardt has gotten away with giving us less and less with each movie, to the point where she begrudges surrendering even the smallest incidents and emotions.
October 16, 2017
Certain Women is so low-key that you find yourself wondering whether anything is ever going to happen... So let me spoil the surprise and save 107 minutes of yours by telling you... it doesn't.
October 14, 2017
I don't hate it, but I'm not sure I really like it, either.. Certain Women is pretty much just for hardcore cinephiles who get off on shot composition and editing, and for giving us Lily Gladstone.
March 6, 2017
All fine detail and no fun.
November 3, 2016
It's difficult to grade a film when the subject matter, and the subjects, feel so incomplete.
November 3, 2016
For the most part, these narratives lack the kind of tension between character and setting that have made Reichardt's quiet, modest, measured films so compelling.
October 27, 2016
What "Certain Women" is really about is a filmmaker who had one marvelous story to tell and linked it to 45 minutes of filler to make a feature film.
October 27, 2016
An interesting addition to a distinctive career, but not Reichardt at her best.
October 21, 2016
[I]t's a shame this well-acted and precisely staged movie never comes together in a way that makes a forceful -- or even noticeable -- argument.
October 20, 2016
For all of the intricacy and subtlety of her direction, if the story Reichardt is spinning has no foundation to entertain then it doesn't matter...
October 19, 2016
A movie in which it becomes very possible to respect the intent and yet be frustrated by the result.
October 17, 2016
It's detailed, delicate, and frankly, kind of an aimless drag. It isn't until the last third that the film finally comes to heartbreaking life.
October 12, 2016
Kelly Reichardt has finally made her Seinfeld-esque movie about nothing.
Top Critic
October 12, 2016
The only reason to see Certain Women is the cast. These are interesting actresses who go out of their way to avoid mainstream movies, but whatever attracted them to this dismal yawn is anybody's guess.