Aquarius Reviews

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May 20, 2019
This is an intelligent, carefully measured drama boasting multiple layers of story and emotion.
March 5, 2019
Aquarius is a middling effort let down by some unresolved metaphors, but redeemed by Sônia Braga's verve.
February 8, 2019
The film is centered on Sonia Braga's unimpeachable performance, the best of the year, in a role that you'd imagine someone like Gena Rowlands' would've taken in the 70s and early 80s
December 2, 2018
A glorious Sonia Braga plays a widow up against developers trying to oust her from her cherished apartment.
November 19, 2018
Braga is fearless in her portrayal of Clara and mesmerising as the film meanders.
November 3, 2018
Aquarius is a lovely testament to the importance of not allowing capital values to encroach upon your history, your past, your heritage and your memories.
October 18, 2018
[Braga's] very presence inspires you to keep faith in your belief in what is right, and to find strength in resisting what you know to be wrong.
August 22, 2018
Braga gives the character an indestructible sense of self, showcasing a range of emotions that defy easy categorization.
July 24, 2018
Sonia Braga is awe-inspiring.
December 28, 2017
The visuals echo the sensation of running your hand over a surface, giving Aquarius a completely apposite tactile quality that Dona Clara would cherish.
November 13, 2017
Best scenes are the fiery enounters between Sonia Braga's character and greedy developers.
September 29, 2017
... Aquarius contains a keen sense of history, and how the fundamental questions of identity and personal physical space can tie together memory and objects, music and the body, and how family itself is a living embodiment of history.
August 28, 2017
Sonia Braga plays Clara. She covers a range from sweetly adoring gramma to tough momma with chiding children, from a political beast to a woman longing for physical love.
April 26, 2017
This clever, nuanced drama doubles as a political allegory concerning Brazilian corruption. But it would matter, regardless. A dawning, as the similarly-titled song has it.
April 11, 2017
Aquarius is the excellent new film from director Kleber Mendona Filho, which upon viewing appears to be simply a heartfelt look at the personal cost of gentrification.
April 5, 2017
This film is the story of a free woman but above all, the renewal of a favorite Hollywood plot: the rebellion of women. [Full review in Spanish]
March 29, 2017
Aquarius is a leisurely character study that is also urgently political in its treatment of race, class and commerce.
March 28, 2017
A stealth and perverse advance that ends up manifesting in the attitude and style of the people, dragging us all to the point where, in the modern world, acting with conviction, truth and love can be seen as an act of rebellion. [Full review in Spanish]
March 28, 2017
Sonia Braga gives us one of the best performances of 2015, as a woman who's not only defending her future, but also recriminating why her past must be demolished to give way to the so-called progress. [Full review in Spanish]
March 28, 2017
The best of Aquarius is Sonia Braga, a great actress with personality, who over the years has begun to project a peculiar wisdom, sensuality and character. [Full review in Spanish]
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