Antebellum Reviews

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November 21, 2020
It didn't really pull me in emotionally.
November 21, 2020
Unwieldy enough to highlight its narrative deficiencies and ugly enough to wonder if there's actually any target audience for such an undertaking in the first place.
November 6, 2020
A horror movie that, despite an impressive amount of work by the casting director, succeeds only at disappointing its audience because it's distressingly violent without being scary.
November 3, 2020
Monae has had a wonderful career as a singer/songwriter and is beginning to come into her own as an actress.
October 30, 2020
In the end, "Antebellum" will inspire conversation, just probably not the one the filmmakers anticipated.
October 28, 2020
It had NO weight to it...
October 28, 2020
Nothing really happens in this movie...and it could have been done so much better...
October 23, 2020
At its heart, and at its best, Antebellum is a grand play on what we know people really mean when they shout to "Make America Great Again."
October 14, 2020
Audacious, compelling, and technically stunning
October 12, 2020
...seeing more Black pain is really something we don't need right now. We already see it on our damn phones every waking moment.
October 7, 2020
I will always appreciate storytellers who take big, wide swings in an effort to deliver an audacious vision, but those swings need to make sense, too. And the story in Antebellum just doesn't gel at all.
October 7, 2020
If there is any redemptive quality in "Antebellum," it's due to Monáe's awe-inspiring skills as an actress, which are on full display as the camera lingers on her endlessly expressive face.
October 7, 2020
Antebellum is as risible as it is obvious exploitation. Its back-and-forth narrative is a Critical Race Theory bonanza, blending contemporary race-and-gender-awareness with disdain for American history.
October 5, 2020
Without a doubt, Janelle Monae is building an impressive career. [Full Review in Spanish]
October 3, 2020
Antebellum, for all it promises in its slick trailers and eye-catching imagery, fails on several levels to ever come full circle in its intent while only worrying about a failed, yet intriguing, twist ending that blindly rushes toward the finish.
October 2, 2020
Antebellum is so aggravatingly disappointing because it misses such a great opportunity to use the horror genre for pointed social commentary...
October 2, 2020
The lack of suspense in that central "twist" is what ultimately destroys our interest in "Antebellum."
October 2, 2020
Antebellum is a gimmick flick, that despite a passionate performance by Monae, misses a real opportunity.
October 2, 2020
Besides the sloppy editing of the 1st and 2nd act, count me in for any slave movie where the Black People fight back!
September 30, 2020
The style of the direction is so lurid and the performances are so florid that they become ends in themselves and never mind the message no matter how timely it is in the current climate.
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