Centigrade Reviews

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January 18, 2021
A torturous two hour argument between a husband and wife who can't stand each other
September 8, 2020
"The low-budget film is enhanced by its fine technical work, but stalled by its cold story that never quite warms up.
September 4, 2020
If only the audience was as trapped as Matt and Naomi, maybe their indecision would count for more.
September 2, 2020
This badly written and tediously paced film not only has the characters buried in snow, but the movie also buries itself in substandard nonsense.
September 1, 2020
Centigrade gives merit to the observation 'thick be the snow that entombs our thin characters.'
August 31, 2020
Brendan Walsh's Centigrade is crushed by an avalanche of unrealistic plot points and subpar acting.
August 29, 2020
First-time director/co-writer Brendan Walsh keeps the drama intense enough for the first half of the film, but then the storytelling loses momentum and feels as stuck as [the characters] in their icy grave.
August 29, 2020
It can't find, or perhaps has no time to find in 89 minutes, much balance or history in the relationship.
August 29, 2020
Within its tight narrative constraints, the immersive film captures the psychological distress of their circumstances. But all the bickering and panic elicits more pity than sympathy, leaving viewers emotionally cold.
August 29, 2020
This chilly thriller never turns up the heat, leaving the audience with little reason to chill with the imperiled couple. It's not a disaster or a triumph. It's just...not much of anything.
August 29, 2020
IFC Midnight's immersion in survivalist tedium.
August 28, 2020
Forgive the crashingly obvious Shalit-level pun, but Centigrade only left me feeling cold.
August 28, 2020
It is nothing short of maddening to watch them wait endlessly rather than actually take active agency toward their predicament.
August 28, 2020
Painful to watch because the characters are unbearable, the stakes aren't well constructed, the pacing is dreadful, and no narrative arc of any kind occurs.
August 28, 2020
Neither tense nor thematically resonant enough to overcome its literally small-scale aspects, Centigrade proves as much an ordeal for its viewers as its characters.
August 28, 2020
If the cold doesn't kill you, the boredom will.
August 28, 2020
The movie spends nearly 90 minutes stuck in a car with these people but never really gets to know them.
August 28, 2020
"While the premise here is interesting, this quickly descends into a tedious and disappointing slog."
August 27, 2020
Convincingly claustrophobic but overextended...an exercise in confined cinema more interesting in theory than in realization.
August 27, 2020
On a narrative and a formal level ... a lack of trust in the simplicity of the material really is the key issue with Centigrade.
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