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.
October 27, 2016
"Certain Women" requires patience from the viewer and isn't for anyone, but it's a film of quiet and lingering beauty.
October 21, 2016
Beautifully filmed and performed - the opening sequence using mirrors and doorframes to fuse the torsos of two characters to form a whole - is stunning, but in the end, the overall concept left me in the dark.
October 21, 2016
It's a tiptoe of a movie, but it's as elegant and graceful as the vast Montana landscape.
October 20, 2016
Reichardt lets her flawed, enigmatic heroines be, allowing them to keep struggling, persevering and relishing what can sometimes pass for tiny victories.
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