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Christine (2016)

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Critic Consensus: Rising on the strength of Rebecca Hall's gripping performance, Christine offers an empathetic look at its subject's public career and painful private life.

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Rebecca Hall stars in director Antonio Campos' third feature film, CHRISTINE, the story of a woman who finds herself caught in the crosshairs of a spiraling personal life and career crisis. Christine, always the smartest person in the room at her local Sarasota, Florida news station, feels like she is destined for bigger things and is relentless in her pursuit of an on-air position in a larger market. As an aspiring newswoman with an eye for nuance and an interest in social justice, she finds herself constantly butting heads with her boss (Tracy Letts ), who pushes for juicier stories that will drive up ratings. Plagued by self-doubt and a tumultuous home life, Christine's diminishing hope begins to rise when an on-air co-worker (Michael C. Hall) initiates a friendship which ultimately becomes yet another unrequited love. Disillusioned as her world continues to close in on her, Christine takes a dark and surprising turn. Based on true events, Campos' intimate and sensitive portrait of a woman on the brink is grounded by Hall's impeccable and transformative performance as Christine. Rounding out the supporting cast are superlative performances by Michael C. Hall ("Dexter"), Tracy Letts ("Homeland," Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright), Maria Dizzia ("Orange Is The New Black"), Timothy Simons ("Veep") and J. Smith-Cameron (MARGARET). Directed by Antonio Campos ("Simon Killer," "AfterSchool"). Written by Craig Shilowich. Produced by Shilowich & Melody C. Roscher ("The WonderClub"). Executive Produced by Sean Durkin & Josh Mond (Borderline Films) and Robert Halmi Jr. & Jim Reeve (Great Point Media).

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Cast

Rebecca Hall
as Christine Chubbuck
Michael C. Hall
as George Peter Ryan
Tracy Letts
as Michael
Maria Dizzia
as Jean Reed
J. Smith-Cameron
as Peg Chubbuck
Timothy C. Simons
as Steve Turner
Kim Shaw
as Andrea Kirby
John Cullum
as Bob Andersen
Morgan Spector
as Doctor Parsons
Lindsay Ayliffe
as Capt. Frank Basil
David Foster
as Bandaged Man
Ian Covell
as Darren Spazzio
Theresa O'Shea
as Miss Maisie
Wayne Hughes
as Tourism Advocate
Sherry Davis
as Strawberry Enthusiast
Carl Palmer
as Sponser
Rebecca Koon
as Margaret
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Critic Reviews for Christine

All Critics (101) | Top Critics (31)

Rebecca Hall gives one of the great performances of the year as the title character in Christine, an intense, stomach-churning, unblinking drama.

November 18, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Something of a tour de force for star Rebecca Hall who, in keeping with the film's approach, does so much while seeming to do so little.

November 4, 2016 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Detroit News
Top Critic

You'll need a shield to help deflect all the irony director Antonio Campos and screenwriter Craig Shilowich throw before the camera.

November 3, 2016 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
San Diego Reader
Top Critic

A gripping, often agonizing character study with a tour de force performance by Rebecca Hall.

November 3, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
Newsday
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"Christine" is based on true events, and I suspect it's all the more powerful if you don't know what happens at the end. I did, but the film still gripped me.

November 2, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
Seattle Times
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Rich in dramatic detail and psychological insight, the film approaches its protagonist with genuine concern.

October 27, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
Philadelphia Inquirer
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½

A really interesting and tragic portrait of a deeply troubled woman.

Stephen Skudlarek
Stephen Skudlarek

Super Reviewer

With great writing, acting and direction comes superior entertainment. Solid movie making with insight, sensitivity and drama.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

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Christine = Network minus Broadcast News divided by Nightcrawler. Rebecca Hall has never been better.

Daniel Parsons
Daniel Parsons

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