Her Smell (2018) - Rotten Tomatoes

Her Smell (2018)



Critic Consensus: Held together by a gripping lead performance from Elisabeth Moss, Her Smell is challenging and admittedly uneven, but ultimately worth the effort.

Movie Info

Becky Something (Elisabeth Moss) is a '90s punk rock superstar who once filled arenas with her grungy all-female trio Something She. Now she plays smaller venues while grappling with motherhood, exhausted bandmates, nervous record company executives, and a new generation of rising talent eager to usurp her stardom. When Becky's chaos and excesses derail a recording session and national tour, she finds herself shunned, isolated and alone. Forced to get sober, temper her demons, and reckon with the past, she retreats from the spotlight and tries to recapture the creative inspiration that led her band to success.


Elisabeth Moss
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Critic Reviews for Her Smell

All Critics (34) | Top Critics (7)

Some may not have the stomach for it, and yet Moss's oscillating, energy-devouring performance and the real-time composition of Perry's scenes make it almost impossible to look away.

October 3, 2018 | Full Review…

Over and above the furious-and ultimately painfully tender-drama, Perry achieves something of a new, grand version of his own cinematic music.

September 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Once you're in there, you go with it. Elisabeth Moss's commitment, and the burnished bravura of her talent, pull you through.

September 17, 2018 | Full Review…

A turned-up-to-11 emotional hurricane.

September 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Bafflingly unbalanced.

September 11, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

More loudly stylized than his earlier films, "Her Smell" is visceral nightmare from the moment it starts; if the script evokes John Cassavetes, the aesthetic seems more inspired by Gaspar Noé.

September 10, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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