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Ingrid Goes West Reviews

August 25, 2017
The experience is akin to being kneaded by a cat - now soft paws, now sharp claws, alternatingly sweet and deeply uncomfortable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 25, 2017
"Ingrid Goes West" is a sharp, insightful modern day stalker fantasy, "Single White Female" through a Valencia Instagram filter.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 24, 2017
Plaza, of course, is marvelous in the title role, embracing Ingrid's unflattering neediness with a commitment that's scary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 24, 2017
Aubrey Plaza is brilliant in "Ingrid goes West," Matt Spicer's smart, satirical and sometimes scathing takedown of the vapidity social media sometimes injects into life.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 24, 2017
Now 33, Plaza can still get away with playing an ingenue (that's what Ingrid is, a toxic ingenue). She can do comedy. She can do drama. She's best of all, as here, at combining both.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 23, 2017
You won't remember "Ingrid Goes West" for long after it's over, but as summer diversions go, you could do much worse.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 22, 2017
Ingrid Goes West is part comedy, part tragedy, part horror/thriller, and part social commentary. Although it is primarily satirical, director/co-writer Matt Spicer never loses sight of the characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 18, 2017
Director and co-writer Matt Spicer displays just the right touch as the story gets crazier.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 18, 2017
The critique is clever but the limit is the one so common in satire: it's hard to care about the fate of a character this exaggerated.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 17, 2017
It comes on like a Sundance comedy ... but it unfolds like a Hitchcock suspenser.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 17, 2017
Few movies have captured as vividly the humbling sense of social media as a gigantic party welcoming everyone but us.
August 16, 2017
Like all great movie comedies, it hurts, but it's true.
August 15, 2017
Though I can't and shouldn't make the case that Ingrid Goes West is a great movie, it's a film that I loved, a highlight of my movie year.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 14, 2017
Ingrid Goes West makes a few valid points. Too bad the whole thing looks more like a tweet than a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 11, 2017
Instagram stalking deserves a meaner satire than this well-acted but ultimately harmless pretender.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 11, 2017
A daring comedy with a very sharp bite.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 11, 2017
Hashtag great movie. Hashtag see it now.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 10, 2017
Plaza shines here in her most multifaceted role to date, fearless in her willingness to take Ingrid to cringe-worthy depths with a chameleonic precision.
August 10, 2017
Ms. Plaza is a whiz with timing and does a deft job of shifting viewers' sympathy; her character can be loathsome or pathetic depending on the scene.
August 10, 2017
Shiny pop satire with a humming undercurrent of existential dread, Ingrid Goes West is a clever, corrosive little trick of a movie, a neon candy heart dipped in asbestos.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 10, 2017
Matt Spicer's social media satire is a bonbon spiked with wit and malice. Plaza and Olsen, both toxic perfection, show us a nightmare world of Insta-obsessives that's all too recognizable as our own.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 9, 2017
Director Matt Spicer and his co-writer, David Branson Smith, deliver cogent and even poignant commentary on the plight of a screen-obsessed society, and the artificiality of an Instagram/Facebook-bound life.
August 9, 2017
The biggest selling point of Ingrid Goes West is its screenplay, which is full of deadpan comic flourishes.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 9, 2017
It is entertaining, and often touching, even if it pulls back right when it should be going totally nuts.
August 8, 2017
Ingrid Goes West has fun with some social media tropes and Southern California tendencies, but it feels less like a satire than a cautionary tale, for both the envious and the envied.
August 7, 2017
Such a vivid and minute portrait of our boho-chic, mid-century modern, reclaimed wood, custom typography, shrub-swilling, microgreens-on-heirloom-quinoa moment that the characters can be outlines, and it doesn't really affect the ride.
July 31, 2017
Aubrey Plaza's fiercely committed performance nearly rescues this dubious contrivance from absurdity.
January 31, 2017
Even though this feature debut for director Matt Spicer, who co-wrote the script with David Branson Smith, is sort of all over the place, it's still often sharply amusing, crisply assembled and features game, broad-brushstroke performances ...
January 30, 2017
Nobody plays ambivalence better, and yet, Plaza allows herself to seem vulnerable here. It's just the thing "Ingrid Goes West" needs to cut through that thick-skin ironic veneer of contemporary Hollywood comedy.
January 30, 2017
The movie never digs beneath the most obvious layers of its L.A. stereotypes.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 26, 2017
A depressingly predictable movie, which is a problem when it's about an essentially unhinged woman.
January 23, 2017
Olsen nails it as Taylor, who speaks almost exclusively in superlatives: "Ohmygod, you're my favorite person I've ever met!"
January 21, 2017
Part black comedy, part psychological melodrama and part examination of the perils of social media, and it's a lot of other things to boot.