Certain Women Reviews

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May 19, 2017
With the third act, the power of Reichardt's elliptical approach becomes apparent.
May 18, 2017
This is not a film of big revelations or ready-made solutions. It's gentle and finely executed storytelling about ordinary people longing for connection and meaning as they face the challenges of another day.
March 2, 2017
If the characters here are often sparing with their words, or even withholding, the visuals speak volumes.
December 30, 2016
As with all of Reichardt's films, the gems are in the smallest moments -- the half smiles, the non-reactions and the silences between two people barely connecting.
November 3, 2016
For the most part, these narratives lack the kind of tension between character and setting that have made Reichardt's quiet, modest, measured films so compelling.
October 30, 2016
Certain Women is a film where a missed opportunity to connect, or a brief, surprising flash of empathy, feels crucial enough to pore over days after seeing it.
June 25, 2019
What's particularly great, besides the film's uncanny ability to replicate the sensation of reading a heady, well-collected, complementary collection of short stories, is the tactful feminism deployed in casual asides and male absence.
March 7, 2019
Earthy, real, and rich despite its understated narratives, Certain Women will reward patient cinemagoers with its delicate detail.
February 8, 2019
It's a tender film that understands adult behavior in a remarkably astute way.
December 27, 2018
There's no arguing that Certain Women has moments of incredible power. But the film itself can be greatly uneven.
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