Clara Reviews

May 3, 2019
For a movie about making vast new discoveries, this science-fiction drama explores a pretty familiar path.
May 3, 2019
If [co-writer/director Akash Sherman and co-writer James Ewasiuk] would've...really embraced the idea of love beyond the cosmos instead of force feeding us science fiction mumbo jumbo, it might have registered on a more meaningful level.
May 3, 2019
Even if you put all the Manic Pixie stuff aside, Clara is still a frustrating experience.
May 2, 2019
The film Clara has lots of fascinating real-life science, and there are plenty of delicious astronomical visuals. But the character of Clara herself comes across as a bit too much of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl archetype.
May 2, 2019
While the movie's morose mysticism is tolerable enough, once "Clara" starts arguing for following feelings instead of data, it puts on its own tinfoil hat.
April 30, 2019
Bogged down in endless philosophical and scientific discussions filled with technical jargon about such subjects as "quantum entanglement," Clara forgets to have anything resembling a compelling plot. Or an original one.
April 29, 2019
The writer-director is, like his hero, so fascinated by the science that he loses the love story.
December 1, 2018
It does gain traction in its final 20 minutes, when Clara's big reveal appears and pays off most of the previous hour, but that sacrifices actual emotion for dutifully plotted emotional beats.
November 30, 2018
The well-acted Clara lacks clarity, and there's nothing worse than an out-of-focus telescope.
November 29, 2018
It fails to envision a story, let alone a world, not built upon embattled-loner clichés and exhausted gender stereotypes.
September 24, 2018
Clara is, in the end, an earnest misfire that squanders its various positive attributes...
September 11, 2018
With a more creative approach to science fiction, Clara would have benefited from a closer look at how women can be people, too.