6 Balloons Reviews

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October 16, 2018
Franco and Jacobsen's on-screen relationship is utterly convincing not only in the forgiveness and sympathy we afford siblings but in showing how quickly we revert to the squabbling and resentments of childhood.
October 16, 2018
Were 6 Balloons to be nothing more than an actor's showcase, it would work, unfortunately the rest of its pieces just never quite come together.
August 27, 2018
A brief but unrelenting study in the toll love can take on the person closest to an addict.
August 27, 2018
Jacobson does a fantastic job portraying someone who's at the end of her rope while still feeling like she has to do more.
May 14, 2018
In truth, it is about an addict and how his behavior, rather than reverberate, transforms the lives of those who love and surround him. [Full review in Spanish]
May 9, 2018
The movie is modest and honestly scaled - adult in the best sense.
May 4, 2018
Jacobson's performance was nothing short of stunning.
April 12, 2018
Franco has the showier junkie role, but Abbi Jacobson is the one you identify with, the long-suffering sister you want to hug and reassure
April 11, 2018
There aren't too many new ways of putting drug addiction under a filmed microscope, but writer-director Marja-Lewis Ryan has created an original, affecting drama that will both disturb and inspire.
April 9, 2018
As a mood piece and character portrait, 6 Balloons is a strong debut for Ryan. But though it doesn't overstay its welcome, by the time the credits roll, 6 Balloons feels like it still has more to say.
April 9, 2018
6 Balloons is moody and moving, yet frustrating and clumsy and sometimes too on-the-nose.
April 9, 2018
Though Katie's arc becomes fairly predictable by the last of 6 Balloons' breathless 74 minutes, the transparency of her character's development doesn't render it any less powerful.
April 6, 2018
Sure, it's not easy to watch, but maybe that's exactly why you should.
April 6, 2018
It's a compliment to first-time feature writer-director Marja-Lewis Ryan that we want more of what she has to offer.
April 6, 2018
At just over an hour, it feels worthy of expansion, but as a short, sharp reminder of the sprawling horror of addiction, it makes its point with a stinging sadness.
April 4, 2018
"6 Balloons" is wrenching stuff, but it offers points of behavioral illumination to enhance the viewing experience, and there's Franco doing his best work to date.
April 3, 2018
At just over 70 minutes, Balloons feels more like a sketch or a character study than a fully realized film, but it's an affecting sketch nonetheless.
April 3, 2018
6 Balloons is a film that shows what a sibling is willing to give up in order to save the other sibling.
March 28, 2018
There is a sense that the picture ends just as it gets going. But it's a movie that understands co-dependency from the inside, as well as the helplessness and hopelessness of trying to cure someone else's addiction.
March 21, 2018
A gripping sibling drama ... 6 Balloons carries us to a very dark place before bursting in a beautiful final catharsis of relief and release.
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