American Woman Reviews

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October 15, 2019
It's smartly directed by Jake "son of Ridley" Scott, and the supporting cast, including Christina Hendricks as Debra's wiser older sister, are equally robust.
October 14, 2019
The film remains remarkably grounded, never tipping into melodrama even when some scenes become emotionally overheated. And director Jake Scott also leads the actors to give unusually raw performances that bristle with honesty.
October 14, 2019
Miller's finely tuned performance manages to be tough and sparky and just world-weary enough, without slipping into one-size-fits-all inspirational "survivor" cliche.
October 14, 2019
American Woman doesn't tie everything up neatly, but that's one of its strengths. And in its empathy and patience, it offers Miller the part this too often sidelined actor has long deserved; she seizes it superbly.
October 14, 2019
It's an awards-calibre performance which already looks like a career milestone.
October 11, 2019
As a blue-collar mother dealing with the disappearance of her teenage daughter, Sienna Miller gets a great showcase for her talents in American Woman.
October 11, 2019
American Woman is sensitively directed by Jake Scott, son of Ridley, who produced this surprisingly emotionally involving saga with a star-making lead performance from Sienna Miller.
October 11, 2019
American Woman stands out because of an excellent central performance from Sienna Miller, and all the other elements are calibrated perfectly to showcase her in the role.
October 10, 2019
American Woman seems to be nudging its way above decent almost from the start, and just keeps nudging: while the inspiration to put it over the top is never quite there, the consistent effort is gratifying.
October 10, 2019
American Woman is a film with a lived-in authentic feel. And Miller plays it beautifully with psychological depth and not a jot of actorly condescension.
October 9, 2019
It's a revelation to see the way Miller is always up to the task.
October 9, 2019
American Woman is a great star vehicle for Sienna Miller - but the strength of her performance leaves everything else in her shadow, waiting for a moment to shine.
October 9, 2019
It comes on like an Unsolved Disappearance Movie but American Woman morphs into something more interesting, a portrait of a woman gradually finding her place in the world. And Sienna Miller is stellar.
October 8, 2019
Eventually can't decide what type of film it is, but all the more interesting for it.
October 7, 2019
Miller makes naturalistic choices in her physical performance, and knows when to deploy a whisper instead of a shout.
October 4, 2019
It's a reminder that Sienna Miller is a talent too often underrated.
October 4, 2019
American Woman may not be the vanguard when it comes to films that tackle similar issues, but Scott has found a sensitive and balanced way of storytelling, there's a feeling of organic progression within this understated yet urgent narrative,
October 3, 2019
What could easily come across as reductive is - in the hands of Sienna Miller - nuanced, subtle and compelling.
October 1, 2019
I think Sienna Miller is our greatest under-appreciated actress, and I think this movie is another tribute to that.
September 23, 2019
American Woman does not move the way you think it might. It is a strong, confident piece of work that unfolds the way it wants to at the pace it feels it ought to.
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