Into The Forest Reviews

March 4, 2019
The movie lacks urgency. The world may be burning; here, it barely simmers.
August 27, 2018
For a feminist attempt to show two women leaning on each other, Into the Forest barely sketches them out.
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.
July 29, 2016
Rozema's minimalist approach pays dividends until a final third hobbled by overdone effects and a thrashing musical score. Too bad. The story being told on the faces of Page and Wood has eloquence and power.
July 28, 2016
Rozema doesn't push the future feminism angle to its full degree, the ideas baked into her script never becoming nearly as dynamic as the characters who are desperate to bring them to life.
July 28, 2016
Solid but unremarkable performances from Page and Wood, who aren't given much to work with apart from generic anxiety and low-key squabbling, contribute to the overall listlessness.
July 25, 2016
Essentially a post-apocalyptic telenovela, it sanitizes the concept of sisterhood, and even womanhood.
July 25, 2016
This story probably looked good on paper (and the film boasts its original elements), yet is ultimately not gripping onscreen.
May 22, 2016
At its core, it's a simple and triumphant tale of sisterhood, but with so much ladled on top of it it begins to feel as though it's grasping for a grandeur it doesn't need. Sometimes, even the most intense emotions can benefit from a light touch.
September 16, 2015
Connecting the incidents in Hegland's book gives Into the Forest plenty of dramatic kick, but the film leaves the impression that the characters' full selves remain stubbornly on the page, as thoughts not translated into action.
September 16, 2015
Patricia Rozema's drama doesn't burrow deep into its end of world scenario.