Into The Forest Reviews

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March 4, 2019
The movie lacks urgency. The world may be burning; here, it barely simmers.
December 20, 2018
An intensely bleak feminist-tinged apocalyptic tale of sisterly love and devotion taken to the extreme.
November 9, 2018
...[an] intimate, gripping and quietly thoughtful post-apocalyptic drama. Undoubtedly, Into The Forest marches into the wayward woods of darkness in what amounts to be a surreal, disastrous fairy tale tainted in psychological turmoil.
August 27, 2018
For a feminist attempt to show two women leaning on each other, Into the Forest barely sketches them out.
August 22, 2018
It's well-acted, well-shot, and the score is outstanding.
March 22, 2018
Into the Forest has its share of dramatic scenes, but Rozema is more focused on the emotional effects of the crisis...the result is a stark, emotional story about survival and sisterhood - depicting not dystopia per se, but a new beginning.
December 6, 2017
A film of rural terror... [Full review in Spanish]
March 9, 2017
The director handles the fraternal relationship with warmth and security in the staging, both in the moments of conflict and in those more calm or minimally comforting. [Full review in Spanish]
December 27, 2016
Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood are as impressively understated as the direction.
December 12, 2016
A vision of the apocalypse as humanistic as emotional, that offers a painful and sincere look at the female universe of its protagonists and its hard beginning into adult life. [Full review in Spanish]
November 22, 2016
A film that becomes the dramatic tale of two sisters who don't know how to live together or separated and suddenly discover that the forest in which they live is much better than the out of stock supermarket in the city. [Full review in Spanish]
November 7, 2016
Such a scenario is provocative in an age of technological overload, but the screenplay turns into a muddled mood piece rather than capitalizing on its inherent urgency.
September 13, 2016
Into the Forest may get lost in the glut of post-apocalyptic films... If that's the case, it'll be a shame, for this adaptation of Jean Hegland's gently sci-fi novel is a more intimate film than many of those zombie-busters and doomsday thrillers.
September 6, 2016
Nell and Eva's relationship forms the heart of the film and, along with the fleeting moments of ecstasy they find in things previously taken for granted, their bond provides something of genuine beauty in a progressively bleak world.
August 26, 2016
Unlike just about every other post-apocalyptic movie ever made, this sisterly drama has no aliens, chases, or fights; it's lushly beautiful, but heavy and soft. Yet its soapy quality may appeal to some audiences.
August 19, 2016
... a different kind of near-future drama, one that's by turns elegiac and comforting ... closer to 'Children of Men' than the unrelievedly downbeat 'The Road.'
August 15, 2016
... examines the true nature of humans once all of our constructed creature comforts disappear and we are forced to face ourselves in the light of the wilderness.
August 1, 2016
This drama works almost throughout, but toward the end it fizzles out.
August 1, 2016
This isn't torture-porn dystopia; it's a singular, honest, heartfelt portrait of sisterly devotion at the end of the world.
August 1, 2016
Page and Wood, who are both in their upper 20s, hardly make for convincing teenagers, but they both lend weight to Eva and Nell's sisterly bond as the two siblings slowly unravel.
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