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Bitch (2017)



Critic Consensus: Bitch has an intriguing premise and a strong start that hints at greater things for writer-director-star Marianna Palka, even if its reach ultimately exceeds its grasp.

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BITCH tells the powerful and darkly humorous story of a housewife who, after her philandering husband and unruly kids break her psyche, upends the family dynamic by assuming the persona of a vicious dog.

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Marianna Palka
as Jill Hart
Brighton Sharbino
as Tiffany Hart
Kingston Foster
as Cindy Hart
Rio Mangini
as Max Hart
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All Critics (31) | Top Critics (7)

[Palka's] come up with an intriguing premise, but doesn't quite have the nuance or the storytelling chops to offer an insightful satire.

November 10, 2017 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

A satirical scream of rage against patriarchal prerogatives, this feminist horror-comedy, written and directed by Ms. Palka, has a vicious edge that can stifle your laughter.

November 9, 2017 | Full Review…

While it's refreshing to see a portrait of a woman's unraveling that doesn't romanticize mental illness, and that's actually directed by a woman, it's easy to wish Bitch probed a bit deeper into the protagonist's pre-dog life.

November 8, 2017 | Full Review…

Unsatisfying in the pulpy sense suggested by its Midnight-section booking at Sundance, the pic's presumed political agenda never crystallizes sufficiently ...

February 2, 2017 | Full Review…

Palka's fourth feature is as brash and as blunt as its title, more abrasive than amusing in its snarling takedown of patriarchal family politics.

January 27, 2017 | Full Review…
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Displays Palka's unique power as an actress while simultaneously showing her weaknesses as a writer.

January 25, 2017 | Full Review…

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