Certain Women Reviews

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February 12, 2021
Like crossing paths with strangers in real life, I left my interactions with these women mulling over small details and wondering what remained unsaid.
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.
April 21, 2017
The three stories, which very loosely overlap, are handled in a minimalist yet subtly emotional manner and this calm, understated film is a delight.
March 6, 2017
Certain Women's whispers are more penetrating than most film's shouts.
March 5, 2017
Reichardt more than ever feels like a director who is using cinema in a way that is wonderfully at odds with our expectations for the medium.
March 3, 2017
In a movie characterised by delicate, precise movements from a formidable ensemble, it is soulful Gladstone - whose ancestors include both William Gladstone and treaty chief Red Crow - who leaves the most indelible impression.
March 3, 2017
Its rhythms and performances are built to last. If you don't seek it out now, it'll catch you later.
March 2, 2017
Kelly Reichardt elicits every nuance from her small-town characters and leaves the viewer on the verge of reading their minds.
March 2, 2017
If the characters here are often sparing with their words, or even withholding, the visuals speak volumes.
March 2, 2017
This is an undemonstrative picture, richer in detail than incident, and ever-so-slightly wholegrain and dull.
March 2, 2017
Without seeking to push a one-size-fits-all philosophy, Certain Women coalesces magically and suggests many - in the end, it's about things missing, all the more acutely missed when you briefly think you've found them.
March 2, 2017
It is a movie that declines to detonate the traditional climactic revelation or catharsis that pulls everything together, and some might find it frustrating. I found it entirely absorbing. You must take time to immerse yourself in its quiet mystery.
March 2, 2017
The movie is faithful to everything real.
March 1, 2017
Watching the film, you feel a depth of understanding and sympathy for the characters that simply wouldn't be there in a more conventional, plot-driven movie.
March 1, 2017
It's a heartbreaker, pure and simple.
February 20, 2017
A languid, leisurely paced drama. Not much happens, but Reichardt's light touch and the performances of the leads make it soar.
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.
December 1, 2016
Powerful, focused, nervy, lean. Certain Women is a work of art produced by a director in full control of her material. It leaves you reeling.
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.
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