Herself Reviews

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February 3, 2020
If there is a lot of "happy coincidence" driving the plot, Dunne gets away with it by constructing this tale of female resilience and community from the ground up, through well-observed moments between mother and daughters.
February 1, 2020
With her elegant, restrained and quietly devastating performance as a headstrong yet financially struggling single-mother of two young girls, Clare Dunne is a revelation [in Herself].
January 26, 2020
So many films are branded 'urgent' nowadays, but in the case of Herself the term really does feel apt.
January 25, 2020
At least there's Walter on hand to twinkle knowingly, delivering her lines in a crisp, pitch-perfect Irish accent, those stiletto sharp cheekbones cutting a dash through the treacle.
January 25, 2020
A stunning, taut performance from actor and co-writer Dunne cuts through a flurry of clumsy good intentions to convince. The film is at its most powerful when it rests on her traumatised face.
January 25, 2020
While Dunn and Campbell's script is occasionally given over to cliches, "Herself" often manages to subvert them at the last minute...
January 25, 2020
[A] timely, empowering story about a battered wife who builds her own house, and the decent folks who come to her aid in that endeavor.
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