Custody (Jusqu'à la garde) Reviews

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July 20, 2019
It demands a certain predisposition to assume the extreme simplicity of the story, its development without surprises and its relatively plane characters [Full Review in Spanish].
July 7, 2019
Writer-director Xavier Legrand's confronting debut feature grabs the hot-potato topic of domestic violence and runs to the depths of hell with it.
April 29, 2019
More than most horror movies, this will make you want to scream at the screen. And it should produce those reactions, at least for those with a beating heart in their chest.
April 20, 2019
[Custody] packs a concentrated gut punch of tension and trauma as he chronicles the fallout of a divorce that has turned from bitter to septic.
April 17, 2019
Mr. Legrand is skilled in the techniques of dread and suspense, and without sensationalizing or cheapening the story, he gives this closely observed drama the tension and urgency of a thriller.
March 22, 2019
Custody is heartbreaking, but never feels manipulative, thanks to the believable performances.
February 28, 2019
Powerful in its neorealism, this impressive feature debut is not an easy watch.
January 28, 2019
As strained civility is replaced by deep-seeded turmoil, the film turns the trauma of a dissolving marriage and the accompanying fallout into an unwavering portrait of horror.
December 18, 2018
[Xavier] Legrand is a director to look out for, no question.
November 28, 2018
One of [director Xavier] Legrand's greatest achievements is its containment: Custody does not explain more or give easy to digest information, demanding our attention. [Full review in Spanish]
November 14, 2018
"A tense family thriller that presumes great performances".
November 3, 2018
Tense, brutal and painful. [Full Review in Spanish]
October 30, 2018
Legrand handles the material brilliantly, combining an intelligent and powerful script with periods of heightened silence and inertia.
October 28, 2018
It's a competently composed exercise with persuasive performances that unfortunately strains for authenticity.
October 22, 2018
As difficult as it is for Bessons to shake off the past to even start thinking of the future, "Custody" replicates the feeling so precisely that you won't be able to stop thinking about it any time soon after seeing it.
October 8, 2018
The unrelenting narrative and flawless performances make this a powerful piece of cinema.
September 28, 2018
...one of the most unnerving psychological dramas seen in ages with fine performances and a sense of quiet realism that veers from icily distanced to shockingly intimate.
September 27, 2018
Custody makes gripping drama from a difficult subject.
September 26, 2018
First-time filmmaker Xavier Legrand based this harrowing chronicle on extensive interviews with those on the frontlines of domestic abuse, and he communicates his findings with great sensitivity and withering insight.
September 26, 2018
By the end, it has achieved momentous power ... Meticulously constructed, building with painfully specific intent ... A spectacular debut.
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