I Will Follow Reviews

April 15, 2011
There's smooth-jazz polish to the emotions, even the unpleasant ones, in "I Will Follow."
March 12, 2011
I Will Follow, Ava DuVernay's triumphant feature debut, is a life-affirming portrait of a woman, Maye (Salli Richardson-Whitfield), juggling all kinds of loss.
March 10, 2011
This touching if insular drama about a woman grieving over the recent death of her aunt is well acted and incisively observed, although it's ultimately too low-key to have much dramatic impact.
March 10, 2011
Shows a certain amount of promise but often falls prey to easy emotional beats and an overall sentimentality when it should push for moments less obvious, more rare, true and insightful.
March 10, 2011
As a director, DuVernay handles her actors with care, though visually the picture sometimes betrays its shoestring budget.
March 10, 2011
In one way or another, every emotion in this wonderful independent film is one I've experienced myself. Grief, of course. But also anger, loneliness, confusion and a sense of lost direction.
March 8, 2011
Its elegantly simple structure filled in with startling, understated force, I Will Follow is a modestly framed portrait of grief in its first season.
March 3, 2011
The soulful, messy process of grief gets a soulful, messy treatment in Ava DuVernay's I Will Follow.