Critics Consensus

An intimate two-hander anchored by a pair of well-matched actors, Bull takes an achingly empathetic look at life on the economic margins.



Total Count: 29

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In a near-abandoned subdivision west of Houston, a wayward teen runs headlong into her equally willful and unforgiving neighbor, an aging bullfighter who's seen his best days in the arena; it's a collision that will change them both.


Critic Reviews for Bull

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (26) | Rotten (3)

  • The fact that this never comes across as maudlin is tribute to a director who knows her way through dark places, and a pair of actors who can create a quiet storm.

    May 22, 2019 | Full Review…

    Steve Pond

    Top Critic
  • Compared to Zhao's ethereal achievement, "Bull" is more of an understated footnote that applies the same tropes to the framework of a less sophisticated narrative. It's an engrossing entry all the same...

    May 15, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…

    Eric Kohn

    Top Critic
  • Too often, "Bull" leaves us on the outside of what Kris is going through, peering through windows that reflect what we already know about her experience.

    May 15, 2019 | Full Review…

    Peter Debruge

    Top Critic
  • A poignantly restrained feature debut.

    May 15, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Perhaps not as memorable as some alternative films that offer a similar presentation of the modern western, Bull finds itself viewing this world through a unique perspective.

    Oct 7, 2019 | Full Review…
  • [Bull's] a masterstroke that will leave audiences as broken as they will be hopeful.

    Aug 16, 2019 | Full Review…

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