Clara Reviews

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July 10, 2019
The leads' romantic trajectory mirrors the film's scientific plot in a way that may not always feel organic but doesn't detract from the film's charm.
June 5, 2019
It's a fully fleshed-out story in its own right compounded by the relationship Isaac and Clara find while studying science.
May 7, 2019
This combination creates an intimate and daring film experience that enraptures as easily and as powerfully as it fascinates.
May 7, 2019
Is always on the verge of being better, but Adams and Bellisorio sell their performances.
May 3, 2019
A close encounter with the ineffable mysteries of both human relationships and the universe.
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.
April 13, 2019
Just like other works of the genre, like Christopher Nolan's Interstellar, [Clara] provides storytelling that pays so much time to the science, while also providing a very human narrative.
December 8, 2018
This film is custom-tailored to elicit a profound reaction from the audience and to do so it takes turns favouring your heart and your mind.
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
While a handful of Sherman's plot elements are predictable and visible from space, Clara remains a gorgeously mounted, well paced, admirably restrained, and exceptionally performed low-key crowd pleaser.
November 29, 2018
It fails to envision a story, let alone a world, not built upon embattled-loner clichés and exhausted gender stereotypes.
November 27, 2018
Kind of what you'd get if you crossed Carl Sagan's Contact with Erich Segal's Love Story. A sophisticated story that wears its heart on its sleeve.
September 24, 2018
Clara is, in the end, an earnest misfire that squanders its various positive attributes...
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