Bull

2019

Bull

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.

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Total Count: 27

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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.

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Critic Reviews for Bull

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (4)

  • 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

    TheWrap
    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

    indieWire
    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

    Variety
    Top Critic
  • A poignantly restrained feature debut.

    May 15, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Bull is about solitude and struggle in an alienating world.

    Jun 8, 2019 | Rating: 3.0/5 | Full Review…
  • Silverstein takes Bull by the horns and drags us into this world, making us feel a part of these characters, witnessing their strengths and weakness as they come to grips with the challenges of life in their Texas town.

    May 29, 2019 | Rating: 7.5/10 | Full Review…

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