Christine Reviews

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October 14, 2016
Hall creates a fierce, uncompromising portrait of a woman who was prescient enough to see the dark places her culture was headed - the logical end game of our "if it bleeds, it leads" obsessions - but also damaged enough to succumb to them.
October 13, 2016
Ms. Hall's performance makes you believe that something profound is at stake, the movie noncommittally nibbles at the edge of larger meaning, nodding at current events.
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October 13, 2016
As much as it signals the dawn of a more exploitative brand of journalism, the film also sees Christine as the victim of a sexist newsroom culture that punished women of substance.
October 13, 2016
Hall transcends these narrow topical concerns by presenting the charmless, insecure, morbidly depressed reporter as a complex and irreducible personality.
October 13, 2016
Hall finds Chubbuck through the strange way she ends her sentences, her awkward laugh. It's an endearing and haunting performance ...
October 13, 2016
It turns a probing and revelatory lens on the soul-destroying task of chasing eyeballs with sensationalistic news, long before clickbait became a journalistic mission.
October 13, 2016
Both painfully intimate and strangely opaque on the subject of mental illness, taking us deep inside Christine's disintegration even as it never quite figures out what it wants to say about it.
October 13, 2016
Tackling this life with honesty and respect demands a tricky balancing act between context and character, which first-time screenwriter Craig Shilowich performs remarkably well.
October 12, 2016
Christine, like most films in its genre, relies on excess: acting as extreme sport, period fetishism, signpost dialogue.
October 12, 2016
Rebecca Hall makes "Christine" can't-look-away captivating. Her star turn is by turns spooky, heart-stirring and all too human.
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 12, 2016
But while Christine the movie may leave you in a coldly analytical space about sad people -- even its dollops of humor have a chilliness -- Christine the woman stays with you, thanks to a career-best performance from Hall.
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July 11, 2016
Films this exhaustively constructed don't always factor their actors into the design, but here's a gratifying exception.
July 11, 2016
Hall makes it impossible to look away from this portrait of a woman brought to the heartbreaking conclusion that she's beyond hope.
January 28, 2016
Christine is excruciating, by design and in its very concept.
January 24, 2016
Hall has largely languished with supporting roles in films that in no way prepare you for the breadth she displays in director Antonio Campos's tragic character study, Christine.
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