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A Simple Favor Reviews

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January 18, 2019
Piling on bizarre turns and deliriously aware of its own outlandishness, it is a wicked whodunit.
January 18, 2019
A fluffy throwback to the B-movie thrillers of the 50s, with girls who are very good at being bad, plowing through a plot with more twists than a Wetzel's Pretzel.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 15, 2019
In "A Simple Favor," everyone is not exactly who they appear to be. The fun is being part of a game that keeps you guessing until the end.
January 12, 2019
This pulpy nonsense goes down easier than a gin martini.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 9, 2019
[A Simple Favor has] the music, the script, the direction, the acting, and the thrills. There wasn't a single moment where I felt bored, or that my attention wandered or was feigned.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
December 28, 2018
A rather delightful concoction of costumes, cocktails, and two underestimated actresses fitting together at the strangest of angles.
December 28, 2018
Anna Kendrick shines as a young mom coming into her own sense of self and power in this quirky mashup of film noir and comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 9
December 26, 2018
...noir as costume party.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 22, 2018
Outstanding for about an hour, thanks to its unexpectedly dark themes, its mordant humor, and a knockout performance by Lively.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 21, 2018
Far-fetched and hokey, this forgettable film delivers a tangled suburban web of secrets, betrayals, and murder.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 20, 2018
A neo-noir of suburban pep and middle-class warmth meeting cool sophistication. Playdates, cocktails, and dark secrets are shared.
December 10, 2018
I could see this film was made with a purpose, but I am not quite sure what the exact purpose of it was. Far from a feel-good comedy, or a gripping thriller, A Simple Favour juggles too many genres and ends up dropping quite a few balls.
December 6, 2018
A Simple Favor is a semi-precious gem of a film, the sort of stylish, grownup mystery that's somewhat out of fashion in Hollywood these days.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 27, 2018
A Simple Favor seduces with the photography, the costumes... and the soundtrack. [Full review in Spanish]
November 27, 2018
[Simple Favor] goes down super easy. There is plenty of craft to examine and admire if you dig deep. It has great energy, it is often genuinely funny, and both Lively and Kendrick are wonderful.
November 10, 2018
Like at-a-crossroads suburban mom Stephanie this tries on different outfits, unsure what it wants to be. Tonally it's all over the place though there's still much to recommend: the dynamic performances from Kendrick and Lively and (of course) the clothes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 8, 2018
A Simple Favor is so deliciously fun that it should be a crime. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 6, 2018
It's hard to say it doesn't do what it aims to do, but it leaves no lasting impression and feels slightly like an over budget made-for- TV movie.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 5, 2018
"The start of the film is the best that Feig has directed in his career".
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 4, 2018
Following, quite unashamedly, in the wake of Gone Girl comes another enjoyably trashy femme-noir thriller that plays on the allure of transgressive naughtiness in supposedly wholesome suburbia.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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