Big Sonia Reviews

November 19, 2018
A visual reminder of time's arrow and other, more important losses.
February 8, 2018
Filmed with great respect and palpable love for its subject, "Big Sonia" is one of those documentaries that seems to bring its own light - just like the woman at its center.
December 8, 2017
This loving tribute of a documentary essentially aims to expand Sonia's audience.
December 7, 2017
A tenderly rendered inspirational piece about the healing power of forging human connections that wisely maintains its focus on its spirited, stylish main subject.
November 16, 2017
The loose structure is bound by a thread of motherhood. Sonia's children, two daughters and a son, are lively, intelligent, and deeply affected by their parents' trauma.
November 16, 2017
Sonia is a powerful subject, but "Big Sonia" brings little perspective to her story.
September 25, 2017
The filmmakers, like Sonia herself, acknowledge the ongoing struggle that's essential to surviving such trauma. And as survivors' numbers dwindle, there's urgency when she insists on remembering.