A Ghost Story Reviews

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October 21, 2017
The film stubbornly refuses to connect with its deeper themes because of a vague, self-consciously arty structure and a pace so deliberate it approaches a stand-still.
September 6, 2017
I'm going to simply say that I loved this movie, even if I don't quite know what it was about.
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August 17, 2017
A meditation on loss but also on legacy - on our enduring need to endure.
August 11, 2017
It's such an original conceit, perfectly matched by the execution: the alternately plaintive and strange soundtrack, cinematography that places the stock spectral image into one gorgeously surreal frame after another, the performances.
August 10, 2017
A genuinely gorgeous and quietly upsetting fantasy drama.
August 10, 2017
Lowery's film has the same deadpan, unreadable quality as that white-masked face. But the shroud is worn as elegantly as the film's own ambition and audacious simplicity.
August 8, 2017
Extraordinary. One of the year's most original and best films.
July 28, 2017
If you go with him into the grief and the loneliness, he will deliver something elegiac, poetic and emotional. If you do not, he is the man from pseud's corner, playing with the camera like a child.
July 28, 2017
An adventure in mundanity that makes excellent use of the tension between those two words.
July 28, 2017
"A Ghost Story" is an oddly haunting, wholly original trip.
July 27, 2017
You may not understand "A Ghost Story." But you won't forget it.
July 21, 2017
A Ghost Story is the most unusual and loneliest phantasm saga ever to give you the shivers.
July 21, 2017
A hypnotic, melancholic low-budget meditation on love, heartbreak and memory.
July 20, 2017
As meditations on the banality and helplessness of grieving go, the movie makes a powerful statement.
July 14, 2017
Lowery's greatest success is in keeping this intentionally spare story from feeling like a gimmick.
July 13, 2017
A wondrous, delicate shell of a movie
July 13, 2017
The premise and the framework of the story and the photography are much more memorable than the performances, and that feels mostly by design.
July 13, 2017
Lowery pushes the tropes of the haunted house film past the breaking point, creating something that is entirely original - and oddly, if not profoundly unsettling.
July 13, 2017
A Ghost Story may be thinly plotted, but it's thick with introspection, dodging any easy interpretation. It may well be all about time, but as C learns, time isn't as useful as we might have thought.
July 13, 2017
This film squanders nothing and rushes very little.
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