Critic Consensus: Steadfastly holding the viewer's interest even as it skirts the edges of documentary cinema, Actress is a demanding watch that rewards the effort.
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At one point her agent tells her she needs a demo reel to get work in LA; watching her drop tears for the camera as her home life disintegrates, I had to wonder whether this was it.
Combining artifice with vérité documentary style, [Greene] underscores the inextricability of real life and make-believe, of genuine behavior and self-conscious performance.
Robert Greene's extraordinary collaboration with actress Brandy Burre is a playful, provocative examination of self-performance.
A good portion of the cinema verite proceedings, ranging from endless glimpses of her domestic life to footage of her performing an original song in a Greenwich Village cabaret, prove less than arresting.
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