Custody (Jusqu'à la garde) Reviews

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September 21, 2018
The events that unfold in this brilliant and troubling movie are all too real.
September 14, 2018
The film maintains an almost unbearable level of tension throughout and at times makes uncomfortable viewing, as any movie about domestic violence should.
September 8, 2018
A fastidious family drama with a social realist power.
September 6, 2018
Custody is intensely riveting.
August 27, 2018
Very naturalistically shot, the film creates the extended family structure around the core parents.
August 24, 2018
Denis Ménochet is utterly chilling as Antoine, towering over the rest of the cast with a sinister bulk that physically enhances the mental torment he weighs on his family.
August 24, 2018
Custody is a harrowing experience, rooted in the terrifying reality of abuse.
August 10, 2018
... powerfully captures the complex character dynamics inherent in such fractured families.
August 9, 2018
Perhaps "Custody" could be more refined and ambiguous, but Legrand has a message to share, and he's committed to capturing the corrosive nature of domestic hostilities, taking simmering resentment to its natural conclusion.
August 6, 2018
This is not a film to be taken lightly. In fact, it could be triggering for children of divorce and anyone who has experienced domestic abuse.
August 3, 2018
A devastating, authentic portrait of divorce and obsession, writer/director Xavier Legrand's debut feature is a stunner.
August 2, 2018
It's a gripping, difficult story that induces some serious claustrophobia.
August 2, 2018
Legrand's debut is not easy to watch; but the powerful performances, suspenseful story, and exquisitely calibrated direction make it a must-see.
August 2, 2018
A peerless fusing of dumbshow performance and background sound editing, there's a rising panic that allows the final, violent closing act to seem shockingly organic.
July 31, 2018
While the performances in Custody are all strong, relative newcomer Thomas Gioria runs away with the movie.
July 31, 2018
Unbearably tense throughout.
July 29, 2018
It gets to you in unexpected ways in capturing the fear of being in the presence of a human time bomb capable of detonating at the slightest provocation.
July 27, 2018
Custody deliberately keeps viewers on tenterhooks as the story plays out to its spellbinding conclusion. In expanding upon his short, Legrand has made a feature that improves upon the original.
July 27, 2018
Xavier Legrand's award winning domestic abuse drama holds the viewer in its powerful grip.
July 26, 2018
Legrand in his feature debut shows laudable technical ability and discipline.
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