High Life Reviews

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December 9, 2019
Its brilliance lies in Denis's understanding that the difference between these two extreme polarities is really nothing at all.
November 13, 2019
It's very disturbing, but utterly compelling.
October 30, 2019
It's so refreshing to see a medium budget movie that doesn't fix itself to just one meaning, but functions as a kind of blank template to pin one's own feelings on.
September 23, 2019
High Life is a captivating cinematic achievement, a movie that portrays with sensual delight the compassion and horror of human emotions. A impressive film from an impressive filmmaker. [Full review in Spanish]
September 22, 2019
High Life is willing to stare into the hopeless void and discern a particle of optimism.
September 16, 2019
Nevertheless a fascinating, worthy effort from one of our most revered auteurs, High Life is a space oddity worth seeing in spite of its more alienating elements.
September 12, 2019
It's true there is a compelling chilliness to the story and, like the best space dramas, it sometimes offers up more questions than answers, but there's an overwhelming feeling of ennui and languidness... that more than slightly frustrates.
September 12, 2019
You really need to see High Life to take in the mix of despair and violence, set against the dream-like, poetic voyage. [Claire] Denis once again confounds with her vision.
September 11, 2019
Despite being a film set in space, it is well balanced on firm ground. [Full Review in Spanish]
September 11, 2019
One of the most stimulating odysseys put to film in recent years. [Full Review in Spanish]
September 11, 2019
High Life is a film that tries to shine a light on the darkest corners of the human condition. [Full Review in Spanish]
September 11, 2019
High Life is richly layered, atmospheric, and as creepy as poison ivy winding its way around your leg.
September 6, 2019
High Life works as a great metaphor for [our contemporary] dilemmas. [Full Review in Spanish]
September 5, 2019
High Life is impressive and moving. [Full Review in Spanish]
September 3, 2019
High Life is a masterful effort to deconstruct the science fiction genre from its foundational themes. [Full Review in Spanish]
August 31, 2019
High Life is a constant invitation to reflect on the sexual behavior of the human being with the aesthetic elements that characterize Claire Denis. [Full Review in Spanish]
August 30, 2019
It is a mosaic narrative of times and faces of disquietude that plunges us into a ritual nihilism, which disorient us in the middle of an accurate, powerful, rough and tempered visual narrative. [Full Review in Spanish]
August 28, 2019
Denis creates a trip to space related to the mystical journey of Stanley Kubrick, but that is autonomous in the visual with its unexpected minimalism. [Full Review in Spanish]
August 15, 2019
Hard to take, unclear in its intentions, it nonetheless delivers hard truths in a new way.
August 7, 2019
The moving haze of memory forms a collective portrait of life as it's lived, often in the vast openness of nature - in contrast to the inmates planting fauna in the confines of a lab. As if we're seeing the living memories of the film itself.
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