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      First Cow Reviews

      Framing the opportunities available on First Cow's frontier as anything but equal, the film provides through touching, comic observation a portrait of America writ small.

      Full Review | Mar 3, 2023

      First Cow is an udderly entertaining film.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5 | Sep 1, 2022

      The film reminds us that even the tightest and most earnest bond can be seduced by the sinister allure of “just a little more”.

      Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5 | Aug 20, 2022

      This film has a long list of pleasant surprises like its sense of humor and delicacy, but perhaps the best one is William Tyler's grand music which is as powerful as it is subtle, an ideal companion to this human song. [Full review in Spanish]

      Full Review | Jul 25, 2022

      In a world in which all social contracts seem to be dynamited, seeing two men in a movie who respect and care for each other even though they have different interests (far from envy, ambition, love or homoeroticism) is a great discovery

      Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5 | Mar 30, 2022

      A masterwork for the western genre, and a full charge ahead for empathy in our capitalistic system. This moo-ved me. John Magaro broke my heart.

      Full Review | Mar 11, 2022

      A calm, relaxing voyage into a chapter of American history, First Cow doesnt possess the urgency of most independent cinema, and thats exactly what makes it so memorable.

      Full Review | Original Score: 4/5 | Mar 2, 2022

      A beautifully observed film whose outward simplicity gives way to a thoughtful exploration of capitalism, and the relationship between humanity and the natural world.

      Full Review | Original Score: 4/4 | Feb 18, 2022

      First Cow might not be the most impactful film of the year, but it absolutely is one of the most joyful and charming.

      Full Review | Feb 12, 2022

      Reichardt is nothing if not a documentarian of practicality and face value -- as in both that she sees the value in staring at faces, and in that things being what they seem to be is never boring to her

      Full Review | Jan 14, 2022

      First Cow's rhythm slows down the heart beat, watching this film is almost a meditative experience with beautiful photography, incredible acting and the subtext of friendship. [Full review in Spanish]

      Full Review | Original Score: 9/10 | Sep 30, 2021

      Gorgeous 4x3 cinematography and top-notch production design are the honey and cinnamon on top of the treat that is this film.

      Full Review | Original Score: A- | Aug 12, 2021

      It is touching, tender, original, entrancing, definitely the best cow film of the year. Plus it's also a quietly masterful thriller where a clafoutis (blueberry) will have you on the edge of your seat.

      Full Review | Jul 29, 2021

      Reichardt works in delicate movements as a storyteller. Magaro and Lee's wonderful chemistry keeps perfectly in step with the filmmaker.

      Full Review | Original Score: 5/5 | Jul 23, 2021

      Kelly Reichardt brings her fine-grained mastery in this frontier tale of male friendship.

      Full Review | Jul 9, 2021

      Never has a film about two losers and the platonic love they have for each other felt more moving or more engaging. Simply wonderful.

      Full Review | Original Score: 5/5 | Jul 9, 2021

      An unexpected surprise of a film. [Full review in Spanish]

      Full Review | Jun 17, 2021

      [T]wo long and unnecessary hours full of closed shots, stretched dialogues and landscapes that make up a work that we understand wants to be lyrical but without an ethical reason. [Full Review in Spanish]

      Full Review | Original Score: 2/5 | Jun 9, 2021

      [Filmmaker Kelly Reichardt] has the patience to develop fascinating and complex characters. [Full review in Spanish]

      Full Review | Original Score: 5/5 | Jun 7, 2021

      These people are brought to life with vivid personalities, even as everything remains understated, with much more revealed through their actions than their words.

      Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5 | Jun 3, 2021

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