Carol Reviews

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February 13, 2020
A good film will tell you everything you need to know. A great film will show you.
January 19, 2020
Carol is a timeless love story between two women in 1950s New York with absolutely stellar performances from its cast, beautiful writing from Phyllis Nagy and exquisite craftsmanship from Todd Haynes.
January 13, 2020
Haynes' vision of love is not the conquers-all variety, but rather "we'll muddle through, no matter the cost." It's a beautiful sentiment, befitting a beautifully constructed film from one of our era's greatest filmmakers.
December 30, 2019
[Carol] gets a suitably lush treatment by Todd Haynes, who created a film recalling the best work of that noted 1950's auteur Douglas Sirk.
November 18, 2019
Overall, Carol is stunning, compelling and unmissable.
November 5, 2019
A perfect film. [Full Review in Spanish]
November 5, 2019
The chemistry amongst the leads is forged into an excellent story by Todd Haynes. [Full Review in Spanish]
October 23, 2019
With her striking beauty, sophisticated demeanor, [Cate] Blanchett's amazing characterization lights up the screen.
July 26, 2019
Achingly precise (and unexpectedly poignant) performances from Blanchett and Mara keeps the whole thing well away from soap-opera territory.
July 5, 2019
A major work by a major filmmaker, working at a level of narrative grace and elegance that is almost unmatched in contemporary cinema.
April 17, 2019
Every element of Carol serves to complicate, beatify, or forbid the ferocious looks of longing that pass between Blanchett and Mara. The film lives for these moments.
April 8, 2019
The understanding reached thanks to Haynes and screenwriter Phyllis Nagy is of the exquisite and emotionally devastating variety.
April 5, 2019
Carol is a brazen love story that is brave enough to be set in another time and place and is passionate as hell. A superbly executed film, most especially in terms of writing and characters.
April 4, 2019
Christmas movie: the melancholy, the longing, the flashes of joy and anticipation, the rushes of despair. And, finally, hope - as a new year unfolds and love steps out of the shadows.
March 18, 2019
... caressed in soft-focus pastels, the beautiful strangeness of Carol is very much of-a-piece with Haynes's world, even as it expands it.
March 7, 2019
If only Carol, the much lauded movie from director Todd Haynes were as good as its trailer, a one minute ten second masterpiece of close-ups, pitch-perfect period detail and barely contained emotion.
February 21, 2019
Carol simply oozes class - the look, the narrative, the direction and its performances...making it a most beautiful film not just to behold, but to experience emotionally.
January 17, 2019
It's Blanchett and Mara who really shine... There is so much beauty in their work. No film has touched me more in 2015 than Carol.
December 14, 2018
CAROL is an incredibly articulate film in terms of the character moments that are subtle with their execution yet boisterous in their meaning.
December 7, 2018
It's a joy to see female characters written with such depth and played so achingly well by actors at the top of their game.
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