Reviews

Sep 30, 2021
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]
Aug 12, 2021
Gorgeous 4x3 cinematography and top-notch production design are the honey and cinnamon on top of the treat that is this film.
Jul 29, 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.
Jul 23, 2021
Reichardt works in delicate movements as a storyteller. Magaro and Lee's wonderful chemistry keeps perfectly in step with the filmmaker.
Jul 9, 2021
Kelly Reichardt brings her fine-grained mastery in this frontier tale of male friendship.
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.
Jun 17, 2021
An unexpected surprise of a film. [Full review in Spanish]
Jun 9, 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]
Jun 7, 2021
[Filmmaker Kelly Reichardt] has the patience to develop fascinating and complex characters. [Full review in Spanish]
Jun 3, 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.
Jun 2, 2021
It's all quietly powerful and just a little bit boring.
May 31, 2021
A fable of land and freedom that serves as an up-close-and-personal portrait of friendship and a wider snapshot of America, rooted in the rich soil of the Pacific north-west.
May 29, 2021
A Western, First Cow is sensual, bleak and meticulously authentic, reminiscent of McCabe & Mrs Miller, as well as Barry Lyndon.
May 29, 2021
Not many directors could make a yarn about a couple of baking entrepreneurs whose only crime is to milk someone else's cow, which is as gripping, moving, and ceaselessly fascinating as this.
May 29, 2021
Reichardt, also the co-writer, delivers a patient and earnest parable about environmentalism, American destiny and the value of friendship.
May 29, 2021
If films could chew the cud, this one would, slowly and rhythmically, but also hypnotically. I hesitate to use the word 'masterpiece', but in its singular way, it is.
May 29, 2021
Both the men's bond and the baked delights they create are sweet and pleasurable to watch.
May 28, 2021
This is a bold, perceptive portrait of early America that deserves to be held up as a new standard of historical filmmaking.
May 28, 2021
A story of astonishing tenderness; a study of love as a tempering salve to the sublime of history's passing.
May 27, 2021
First Cow is archetypal Kelly Reichardt, slow, small and perfectly formed, elevated by stellar but understated performances from John Magaro and Orion Lee.