Atlantics

Critics Consensus

An unpredictable supernatural drama rooted in real-world social commentary, Atlantique suggests a thrillingly bright future for debuting filmmaker Mati Diop.

96%

TOMATOMETER

Total Count: 149

76%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 80

Where to watch

Other Movies

Rate And Review

User image

Verified

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)



  • You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Step 2 of 2

    How did you buy your ticket?

    Let's get your review verified.

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

    You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)

  • How did you buy your ticket?

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

Atlantics Videos

Atlantics Photos

Movie Info

In Dakar, a group of construction workers abandon their work on a sky-scraper in response to months of withheld wages. The group then seeks better opportunities as they take to the sea. At the heart of the narrative are lovers Suleiman and Ada who must contend with Ada's betrothal to another man.

Cast

News & Interviews for Atlantics

Critic Reviews for Atlantics

All Critics (149) | Top Critics (28) | Fresh (143) | Rotten (6)

  • I really enjoyed trying to puzzle through this and I was very impressed by the tonal balance that Mati Diop pulls off here.

    January 24, 2020 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…
  • [It] deftly melds fantasy and romance in a complex portrait of migration.

    December 23, 2019 | Full Review…
  • [Atlantics] can occasionally feel stretched and thin in certain spots, like a cracking medium-length film padded out to feature runtime. Still, that's no matter, because the film's real coup is the victory it scores for greater perspective.

    December 20, 2019 | Full Review…

    Ben Croll

    TheWrap
    Top Critic
  • [Diop] has woven all these concerns and more into a bewitching and masterful film unlike any you've ever seen.

    December 4, 2019 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

    Ty Burr

    Boston Globe
    Top Critic
  • Yet the film is so convinced of its seriousness and artistic prowess (gorgeous, long and inherently disturbing shots of the ocean abound) that it becomes mildly, and pleasingly, intoxicating.

    December 3, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • The French-African director practically invents a new genre - Senegalese gothic - and does it with such insouciance that all you can do is rub your eyes. It's so beautiful.

    December 2, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Atlantics

Atlantics Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Movie & TV guides