Into The Forest Reviews

March 4, 2019
The movie lacks urgency. The world may be burning; here, it barely simmers.
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.
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 29, 2016
Walks a blade's edge between terrifying and uplifting... Rozema has a careful but unflinching eye when it comes to presenting the physical and emotional traumas the sisters experience.
July 29, 2016
A strong, smart and moving end-of-the-world drama that is further bolstered by strong performances from co-stars Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood.
July 28, 2016
Wood and Page generate a believable, prickly sibling closeness in Rozema's unhurried but harrowing micro-portrait of how easily civilization could crumble.
July 28, 2016
One of the more intimate and thoughtful takes on the post-apocalypse in cinematic memory.
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.
June 3, 2016
Page gently matures the girlish Nell, creating a figure of increasing psychological strength, while the more high-strung Eva, who cannot cope without music to dance to, falls into a despair that Wood makes desperately real.
June 2, 2016
A rare postapocalyptic story with both intelligence and dramatic heft ...
June 2, 2016
In the midst of blockbuster season, any viewer hungry for character-driven drama will appreciate the subtlety, intelligence and power of Into the Forest.
October 6, 2015
Beautiful and sensitive to character but gripping when it needs to be.
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.