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Disobedience (2018)


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Critic Consensus: Disobedience explores a variety of thought-provoking themes, bolstered by gripping work from leads Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams, and Alessandro Nivola.

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From Sebastián Lelio, the director of the Academy Award-winning A Fantastic Woman, the film follows a woman as she returns to the community that shunned her decades earlier for an attraction to a childhood friend. Once back, their passions reignite as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality. Written by Lelio and Rebecca Lenkiewicz and based on Naomi Alderman's book, the film stars Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams and Alessandro Nivola.


Rachel Weisz
as Ronit Krushka
Rachel McAdams
as Esti Kuperman
Alessandro Nivola
as Rabbi Dovid Kuperman
Cara Horgan
as Miss. Scheinberg

Critic Reviews for Disobedience

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (6)

A quietly profound exploration of identity, sacrifice, and the personal connection all human beings long for, whether or not their God or their family or their community approves.

April 24, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Disobedience provides a sensitive portrait of immigration by showing the precise ways returnees can feel like foreigners in places that were once their homes... But other beats are delivered with the subtlety of a sledgehammer.

April 24, 2018 | Full Review…
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I wish the rest of the movie felt as fully realized as [McAdams'] performance because, like the relationship at its center, there's potential here for something beautiful that feels just out of reach.

September 22, 2017 | Full Review…

Both Weisz and McAdams do a phenomenal job of negotiating who their characters are versus who their characters feel as though they have to be.

September 12, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Beautifully acted by Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams and Alessandro Nivola as the three points of a melancholy romantic triangle, this is a deeply felt drama that exerts a powerful grip.

September 11, 2017 | Full Review…

"Disobedience" may not catapult Lelio beyond the arthouse world, but it's yet another triumph in what's shaping up to be a major career.

September 11, 2017 | Full Review…

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