God's Own Country Reviews

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December 28, 2017
Earnest, honest, accurate, and unrelenting, this is the true romance of the countryside, dung-splattered boots and all.
December 27, 2017
The result is a remarkable debut from a director who clearly excels in close studies of human fragility.
December 26, 2017
Although it doesn't tread far from a typical romantic narrative arc, it remains a touching and poetic depiction of what it means to be a gay man in an isolated community.
December 24, 2017
Because the movie is less about can they stay together and more about the personal growth from deadbeat to responsibility on the part of the son by letting love in, God's Own Country works magnificently
December 20, 2017
This debut feature from Yorkshire-born actor and first-time director Francis Lee shows the British countryside as a lonely and unforgiving place; his camera unflinching as it captures the graphic realities of livestock farming.
December 18, 2017
This is just a strikingly well-observed story about two lost people who find each other in an unexpected place.
December 8, 2017
Set in a bleakly beautiful Yorkshire farmscape (hence the title), God's Own Country isn't particularly fixed on one calendar or another, but it's definitely a statement of today.
November 30, 2017
Director/writer Francis Lee's electrifying feature debut is a working-class, fun-house mirror version of "Call Me By Your Name's" upper-class pretensions and is equally, if not more, rewarding because of it.
November 29, 2017
I enjoyed God's Own Country for its realistic style and its unflinching vision of intimacy.
November 27, 2017
[It's] not going to facilitate streams of empathy toward its protagonists, but little by little, with extreme delicacy, it becomes clear that there are emotions and vulnerabilities that the body understands before the mind. [Full Review in Spanish]
November 27, 2017
Some really exceptional moments. [Full Review in Spanish]
November 27, 2017
Not only personal and intimate, but also largely creative. [Full Review in Spanish]
November 21, 2017
God's Own Country becomes memorable for its unrelenting naturalism and for its refusal to see hearts and flowers where only mud, animals, walled-off human emotions and rare moments of tenderness are able to survive. But survive they do.
November 20, 2017
... worth noting that it leaves aside the issue (tired, but current, and even more so in rural areas) of coming out of the closet, focusing instead on issues such as xenophobia, fidelity and personal honesty. [Full review in Spanish]
November 19, 2017
Just about the time you're ready to secede from this dank, muddy pity party, HE walks in. And by "he" I mean Alec Secareanu's Romanian hunk, Gheorghe. You can't quit him.
November 18, 2017
The look of the film fits the rugged locale of Yorkshire, England and shows the tough life of the locals.
November 17, 2017
The movie must be commended for attempting a lead character that is not entirely likable; it's only through Gheorghe that we discover something worthwhile in the sad, suffering Johnny.
November 16, 2017
God's Own Country, in its silence, empathy for characters and admiration for nature, is engulfing.
November 15, 2017
A raw, tender, and at times deeply sensual autobiographical feature debut from writer-director Francis Lee.
November 15, 2017
But O'Connor and Secareanu give such aching performances that their romance feels real.
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