Horse Girl Reviews

February 24, 2020
Brie's performance is powerful and the film's editing does a superb job of mixing Sarah's obscured perception with reality, succeeding in offering an unsettling look into the mind of someone who suffers from a severe mental illness.
February 12, 2020
Brie is rawly convincing as a troubled woman for whom the sides of reality have become too slippery, transformed into the heroine of a private sci-fi melodrama.
February 11, 2020
Brie's performance is open and honest and disturbing and funny and lovely and resonant.
February 10, 2020
Ostensibly, this is a tragedy about mental illness... But "Horse Girl" is far more subversive and playful than just that, allowing for Sarah's peculiar reality to envelope our own.
February 10, 2020
It's a little bit of a thriller, a little bit of a drama, a little bit of a comedy, a little bit of a romance - and wholly its own thing.
February 9, 2020
I found the experience of watching Horse Girl to be more of a chore than a pleasure.
February 7, 2020
The way Brie shows you Sarah slowly slipping out of reality-then steeply sliding further down a snake pit of instability-gives you the sense that she's flexing a new set of muscles.
February 7, 2020
The ambition of Horse Girl ultimately gets the better of it, turning what could be a dark but insightful depiction on signs missed in a mental health crisis into an agreement on one's madness
February 6, 2020
A shaky dramatic enterprise. Nevertheless, this story of Sarah (a distinguished performance by Alison Brie) -- a seemingly normal young woman at the mercy of frightful delusions -- quickly proves seductive.
February 6, 2020
An empathetic depiction of mental illness, but the film fails to clear the hurdle it sets itself.
February 6, 2020
"Horse Girl" delves into a troubled mind only to get lost among its oddities, forgetting the sensitivity that drew it there in the first place.
February 5, 2020
Horse Girl's big weakness is that it can't decide how much ambiguity to provide its central character, or how seriously it wants to present Sarah's breakdown.
February 5, 2020
I'm here to remind you to never judge a book or a streaming platform's next big title by its cover; Horse Girl is absolutely terrific.
February 4, 2020
A fine-tuned performance sells an unusual look at mental illness.
January 31, 2020
The sincerity that Brie brings to her full-fledged embodiment of mental illness is major, and in turn helps Horse Girl overcome its tricky storytelling.
January 30, 2020
Ambitious, but muddled, but also featuring a stellar performance from Alison Brie.
January 29, 2020
There are indications that "Horse Girl" and its creators have something to say about the sorry state of mental health care in this country... but it's never explored beyond basics.
January 28, 2020
A rare and piercingly compassionate exploration of the sorts of madness that come from intense loneliness, and the intense loneliness that comes from being regarded as mad.