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Golden Exits Reviews

February 15, 2018
A movie that gazes deep into its characters' unhappiness and emerges with something searching, sad - and perilously close to likable.
February 15, 2018
Honestly, if it weren't for the performances this would probably be insufferable. But everyone in the film is good.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 9, 2018
While you'll salute Golden Exits for never going full-on Fatal Attraction, it ends up feeling cagey, trapped in the realm of the theoretical and too hip to raise its tensions above a simmer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 9, 2018
The movie seems to be slowly pushing a needle into the lives that it scrutinizes, as if to draw a blood sample and learn what ails the characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 9, 2018
These narcissists declaim their insecurities and grievances in the language of personal essays. What they're saying may be petty and small, but the rhetoric and imagery are transfixing.
February 9, 2018
Think early Whit Stillman without the archness, or Woody Allen without the schtick, self-seriousness or need for post-screening steel-wool shower, and you're almost there.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 8, 2018
But to what end? Bergman, Cassavetes, and Allen excavated this material decades ago, and there are no new insights uncovered amid the interior lives of these husbands and wives.
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February 8, 2018
The steadfast refusal to follow through on the premise condemns the film to a state of dramatic constipation.
February 8, 2018
I saw only performers who, with one conspicuous exception, were working hard to ignite a glum drama that declined to combust.
February 8, 2018
The more microscopic and incidental the movie gets - as in this candlelit conversation - the grander its cumulative force becomes.
February 8, 2018
Mr. Perry is such a good filmmaker that he can make the embarrassing and the unbearable insistently, fascinatingly engrossing (and often funny).
February 7, 2018
The collective swell of a thousand nagging disappointments, both identifiable and not, make Perry's film strangely haunting despite the bourgeois mundanity of its events.
June 15, 2017
It is Perry's masterpiece, and one of the finest American films I've seen in many years.
January 30, 2017
"Golden Exits" is Brooklyn Bergman, a drama of death pushing from behind and despair looming ahead.
January 30, 2017
Nothing in the relationship dynamics here managed to stick.
January 30, 2017
Sevigny is the surprisingly subtle beating heart of the whole affair, while Parker appears to be having a hell of a time being a classic Perry villain.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 26, 2017
Given its lack of incident and mostly grumpy and/or off-putting characters, this will not be the film that expands Perry's small audience. But it is something close to superb.
January 25, 2017
An overly serious and pretentious misstep from the filmmaker, who is basically trying to make his Husbands and Wives too early in his career to really pull it off.
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January 24, 2017
A dense, defiantly prickly film about ordinary people who don't really do anything.
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January 24, 2017
A deadly fusion of the mundane and the affected, like some black-box-theater parody of an Ingmar Bergman art drama.
Full Review | Original Score: C-