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Disobedience Reviews

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January 18, 2019
Never earns what it works so hard to achieve
November 9, 2018
Ronit's complexity never fully comes across in the film...
May 24, 2018
After Disobedience, I was left with the same uneasy feeling his last film evoked - this isn't Lelio's story to tell. If he understands the nuances of other cultures through exhaustive research, he isn't able to translate it on screen persuasively.
December 4, 2018
We observe a muted community and understand the women's struggle - but emotion is never felt in colour.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 12, 2018
Disobedience's lesbian lovers lack passion, and more frustratingly, they become increasingly passive.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 5, 2018
The emotional anguish authentically expressed in Disobedience is captivating, but the film fades out unsatisfactorily, playing on sententious heroics by way of an implausible ending that can't make up its mind.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 25, 2018
Disobedience... does not achieve the necessary alchemy so that the tension between the austerity of it's setting and the heartbeat of the story becomes a melodramatic volcano. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 23, 2018
Let the record show that I gave Disobedience a fair shake and still hated it before learning that it was made by one of my least favorite working directors.
November 30, 2018
Disobedience is a bit too fond of itself, and isn't nearly as smart as it thinks it is. It's hard work, basically. Weisz is strong here, as is Nivola. But Rachel McAdams is sorely miscast as Esti, and her British accent is all over the place.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 29, 2018
Such a pity this film can't make us care.
June 12, 2018
Weisz and McAdams are reliable as ever, and their interplay is almost electric enough to bring colour to the screen. Together they plumb unwritten depths to discover a mutual strength that prevents Disobedience from being completely depressing.
April 25, 2018
A finely acted but oddly one-dimensional glimpse into a lesbian love affair in an ultra-Orthodox Jewish London enclave.
May 21, 2018
Ronit is rebellious, Esti is repressed-two points that Disobedience repeats over and over until the dynamic starts to feel caricatured.
April 30, 2018
Ultimately, the two women give in to their desires for one stolen afternoon. While their tryst is filmed poetically, the stilted buildup to it makes the sexual union feel unearned.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 18, 2018
The pace in Disobedience feels leaden and stale compared to Lelio's previous work.
April 25, 2018
With Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams starring as its furtive, inflamed lovers, Disobedience has pedigree to spare. But the result feels wonky and lopsided, as if several crucial scenes were left behind on the cutting-room floor.
May 14, 2018
"Disobedience" provides a didactic lesson in choice and free will.
August 20, 2018
Often a filmmaker of great visual energy, Lelio becomes slave to the depressing winter aesthetic of the film's surroundings, draining the film of any passion or style.
April 25, 2018
You notice the visual design but have no sense of - or feeling for - the faith binding these mourners.
May 31, 2018
The film's 114-minute running time is hardly outrageous for a story of this type, but it feels a whole lot longer than that.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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