Esther Kahn Reviews

September 16, 2020
Among the best films ever made about acting...
May 26, 2006
I found it endlessly fascinating.
June 18, 2005
May 13, 2005
January 16, 2003
Beautiful and baffling.
January 11, 2003
Attempting to determine whether the offstage trauma that she's undergoing is genuine or an extreme form of method acting becomes the film's dramatic crux, and it's more than enough to hold the viewer's attention
April 12, 2002
What makes Esther Kahn so demanding is that it progresses in such a low-key manner that it risks monotony. But it's worth the concentration.
April 11, 2002
Beautifully produced.
April 5, 2002
if you are an actor who can relate to the search for inner peace by dramatically depicting the lives of others onstage, then Esther's story is a compelling quest for truth.
March 1, 2002
Ranks among the best films ever made about the acting profession.
February 26, 2002
Confounding because it solemnly advances a daringly preposterous thesis. Acting cannot be acted.
February 26, 2002
A well-done film of a self-reflexive, philosophical nature.
January 26, 2002
A film worthy of comparison to Truffaut's best cinematic poems.