20th Century Women Reviews

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February 9, 2020
There are so many small tidbits about life, love, and happiness in 20th Century Women that it feels like therapy.
January 7, 2020
Mills, to his credit, creates realistic scenarios with natural dialogue, but this also happens to make the movie, well, very boring.
September 11, 2019
What did it mean to be born, to grow up in, to die in, the 20th century? Well, it meant a lot of different things.
August 30, 2019
This is not a great movie, but it is another one of [Annette] Bening's great performances.
April 17, 2019
20th Century Women is a sun-drenched search for wisdom in changing times that's no less relevant today than it was when Jimmy Carter gave his "Crisis of Conscience" speech.
March 30, 2019
Whether it's discussions about how questioning one's happiness is a shortcut to depression or having your heart broken to learn about the world, 20TH CENTURY WOMEN is a film that informs, educates, and entertains.
March 7, 2019
20th Century Women might not follow usual conventions, or tie up all its loose ends neatly, but it still manages a coherent, brilliantly witty story. One that satisfies its audience far more than similar films with happier endings.
February 6, 2019
20th Century Women is as much an examination of the there and then as it is a tonic for the here and now.
December 7, 2018
When people lament the loss of mid-budget films celebrating real people, they should hold this film up as a champion of the type of story that is both small and universal, where nothing and everything happens.
November 11, 2018
20th Century Women is one of the finest films of the year, unceremoniously buried in an awards season full of biopics and more overtly emotive dramas.
November 5, 2018
The script, also from Mills, borders on braggadocio at times. Like Abbie, it's all a touch too smug, a hint too clever, a punch too superior.
November 3, 2018
It doesn't always hit the lofty mark it clearly aspires to hit, but it is held together by one contant -- Annette Bening.
November 1, 2018
20th Century Women is an absolute delight of a movie, one that wraps you into this little corner of life in tumultuous time of transition in America while exploring its themes of masculinity through a feminist lens.
October 5, 2018
Like a crisply-woven novella, it gives you breadth and range in a short amount of time so that, when finished, the story sighs with the memories of these beautifully-sketched characters.
August 30, 2018
Heartwarmingly hysterical with a great screenplay and all round performances across the board.
August 28, 2018
An able, well-chosen cast take on the challenge of this delicate, character-driven story with highly individual performances which nevertheless mesh perfectly.
August 27, 2018
Each woman gets her portrait painted in the course of the film, from youth to adulthood, and Mills is generous and unjudging in these scenes.
August 24, 2018
The absorbing, entertaining and moving ensemble family drama 20th Century Women set in California in 1979 stars Annette Bening in a career topping performance as matriarch of a diverse family brought together by blood and love.
August 23, 2018
This is a novelistic movie in its structure, as characters reach into their pasts and even describe their futures, stretching the film's perfectly rendered moments in both directions.
August 21, 2018
Sentimental on paper, 20th Century Women's central conceit is executed with grace and wit. The characters orbit each other at just the right moment, influencing and shattering preconceptions about identity, personality and desire.
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