Amanda Reviews

September 7, 2019
Amanda has excellent direction, but it can't help but waste the opportunity of creating more profound moments. [Full Review in Spanish]
September 6, 2019
A very good movie, measured by precise performances and a tone that is never too exaggerated. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 20, 2019
Though he manages to rise to the occasion for Amanda, Hers does not portray David's growth as extending to all corners of his life.
March 8, 2019
This kind of set-up often gets played for sentimental life lessons in Hollywood, but director Mikhael Hers explores David and Amanda's situation with delicacy and poignance.
March 1, 2019
Mikhaël Hers's Amanda is moving, yet unsentimental, which is quite an achievement considering it deals with a 24-year-old uncle tentatively cementing his bond with his seven-year-old niece.
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February 28, 2019
It tells a familiar story furrowed by quiet emotional conviction, much of it in Lacoste's unhurried, unaffected turn.
August 31, 2018
The most remarkable feature of Amanda is that all this is done while the tone stays fairly light, and the movie avoids the posturing and aggressive intent seen in the works of self-confessed Islamophobe Michel Houellebecq.
August 31, 2018
Hers's stamp as a contemplative miniaturist with an eye for the inner life is unmistakeably on display in this involving, typically graceful piece.
August 31, 2018
A low-key family drama with a shattering tragedy at its heart, Amanda is a quietly moving celebration of human resilience from French writer-director Mikhael Hers.
August 31, 2018
[A] good-natured and well-intentioned film.