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Maudie Reviews

July 21, 2017
An oddly affecting love story about burying the hurt and trudging forward in the face of pain and finding your own version of happiness.
Full Review | Original Score: B
July 13, 2017
"Maudie" is a work of art.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 7, 2017
An unsentimental but emotional film for anyone who suspects in their heart of hearts that suffering really is the only thing that makes anyone worth a damn.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 6, 2017
What shines through is the beauty of Guy Godfree's cinematography - the light has a lovely, soft stillness to it, like a painting - and a remarkable performance by Hawkins, whose impossibly wide smile seems to bring the sun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 29, 2017
While it's far from timeless drama, this wistful character study of a lonely woman and a lonely man who find each other in coastal Nova Scotia has a winning, twee charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 29, 2017
Sally Hawkins is a delight in "Maudie," but then, when isn't she?
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 29, 2017
The story offers many opportunities for glibness and sentimentality. Walsh falls for none of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 22, 2017
This Irish-Canadian drama tells the true story of Maud Lewis (played beautifully by Sally Hawkins).
June 22, 2017
Hawkins disappears into the performance, capturing Maud's physical limitations but also the light in her eyes, the sly humor in her observations about life -- and her gift for seeing the greatest beauty in the simplest things.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 22, 2017
[Hawkins is] such a vivid presence, so alert to what can be mined from the space in between her lines, she lifts "Maudie" above the pedestrian.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 22, 2017
Hawke is good at playing bad, but Hawkins is better, rendering, in "Maudie," a portrait of a woman that feels raw, real and revelatory.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 21, 2017
One way to get through the long, agonizing experience of "Maudie" is to convince yourself it's a comedy. The spectacle of the actors flailing in a vacuum makes this possible, but intermittently, so the relief comes only in bursts.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
June 20, 2017
Hawkins doesn't rise above the film's conception, but she makes it work.
June 16, 2017
Aisling Walsh's shimmering drama hands Sally Hawkins an Oscar-worthy role in an emotional and inspirational biopic about art, love and this cruel beautiful world of ours.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 16, 2017
Sally Hawkins gives a standout performance in Maudie.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 16, 2017
There's something real and touching here. In Everett's thwarted struggles with his own, clumsy emotions. In Maudie's determination to find beauty in absolutely everything.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 16, 2017
As unassuming and gentle as its subject, Maudie breaks your heart with its infectious positivity and an outstanding Sally Hawkins, who can always be relied on for an emotionally sturdy, big-hearted performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 16, 2017
Maudie's biggest success is Walsh's interest in depicting the environment from which art springs, rather than laying out some simple emotional cause for its generation.
June 15, 2017
"Maudie" is one of those movies that triumph over their worst instincts (and your well-honed doubts).
June 15, 2017
Plays like a pop-up version of a thoroughly written Wikipedia entry, albeit a charming one. Most of that charm resides in the effortless grace with which Hawkins - giving one of the best performances of the year - takes to the character ...
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 15, 2017
A portrait of the artist as a hermit wife that overcomes some clunky early brushstrokes to achieve a genuine grace and considerable poignancy.
June 15, 2017
The story has the hollow ring of artifice, even though Ms. Hawkins shrinks quite remarkably into the physical aspects of the role and opens up its spiritual dimensions.
June 15, 2017
This film shows instead of tells, and what it shows is sad, disturbing, beautiful, and moving, sometimes all at once.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 14, 2017
Maudie is hit-or-miss, but you'll probably bawl anyway.
June 14, 2017
Once the years and decades start ticking by unacknowledged, the well-developed and subtle characterizations established by Hawkins and Hawke disappear into a cloud of aging makeup and incident ...
Full Review | Original Score: C+
April 14, 2017
The heart and mind of Maudie are always in the right place.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 13, 2017
Expressive acting by Hawkins and Hawke smooths out narrative bumps, creating a portrait of a woman in thrall to art and nature and a couple whose love resisted hardship and defied definition.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4