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A young woman Joey is in search of direction in her small town. A visit to an army recruiting office appears to provide a path, but when she meets and falls in love with Rayna that path diverges in ways that neither woman anticipates.

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Critic Reviews for AWOL

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (3)

  • Cinematographer Gal Deren's lensing of Rust Belt locations finds a place both lovely to linger in and worth leaving, matching the bittersweet sound of the folky songs Kirke sings while the two characters are alone.

    Jan 8, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Shoval ... captures the blind recklessness of first love, in a lesbian love story that's only partially about the characters' queerness.

    May 18, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • "AWOL" holds attention with its strong lead performances, nicely etched support turns, and nuanced portrait of a downwardly mobile "heartland" Caucasian America too seldom portrayed in movies given the large chunk of the populace it encompasses.

    Apr 17, 2016 | Full Review…

    Dennis Harvey

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  • [Lola] Kirke gives an amazing performance, but it's [Breeda] Wool who has the harder role, and effortlessly shines.

    Feb 5, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • Completely bereft of momentum, it staggers and stumbles its torturous way through an eighty five-minute run-time without offering anything creative or original.

    Dec 27, 2018 | Rating: 4/10 | Full Review…
  • Talking about class can be ugly. Yet as AWOL asserts, when you dare to comment, sometimes it frees up room for beauty to unfurl.

    Nov 13, 2018 | Full Review…

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