Christine Reviews

August 14, 2018
Although Rebecca Hall delivers a strong performance, Christine doesn't quite pull you in.
October 17, 2017
Rebecca Hall has the misfortune to be extremely good in a film that always feels somewhat exploitative and too miserable to be a rewarding watch.
September 28, 2017
A perfect exemplar of a bad good movie, Antonio Campos' Christine traps (an excellent) Rebecca Hall in a series of impeccably composed frames as the famously ill-fated Sarasota local news anchor Christine Chubbuck.
November 3, 2016
You'll need a shield to help deflect all the irony director Antonio Campos and screenwriter Craig Shilowich throw before the camera.
October 21, 2016
Christine ultimately concludes on a palpably anticlimactic note that's somewhat emblematic of the movie's wobbly execution...
October 20, 2016
The movie conveys her rage, rejection, and isolation, but unfortunately doubles down on the confusion.
October 20, 2016
A great performance does not necessarily make for great tragedy, and "Christine" remains mired in the minutiae of its portrait of a doomed, bitter young woman.
October 20, 2016
Grim, timely, but not quite fully thought through ...
October 14, 2016
There are questions of exploitation that nag throughout, as well as a queasy feeling that we the audience are participating in exploiting this troubled woman all over again.
October 13, 2016
Even at its most involving, though, Christine never quite banishes the nagging question one might have about what the ultimate point of this whole enterprise is.
October 12, 2016
Christine, like most films in its genre, relies on excess: acting as extreme sport, period fetishism, signpost dialogue.
October 12, 2016
Hall plays Chubbuck like a slow-motion train wreck. She gives an almost comic performance, alternating between twitchy Kristen Wiig-like dismissals and a furious thousand-yard stare that burns a hole through the lens.
October 10, 2016
It largely fails to animate Christine Chubbuck's inner turmoil, focusing instead on broad, blunt externalities.
February 23, 2016
While Rebecca Hall gives an incredible lead performance and imbues the character with a tremendous amount of sympathy, Christine can't find a new angle on this tragic event.
January 28, 2016
Christine is excruciating, by design and in its very concept.