James White Reviews
May 31, 2019
It gives a very brief, specific glimpse of a situation touching on the universal experience of loss, and through it delivers an incredibly strong drama.
April 22, 2019
James White is not an enjoyable film, but it amply fulfills its goal in being a piece that resonates honestly with its audience.
March 4, 2019
A minimal approach creates an unflinching character study that relies on performance over traditional narrative.
February 22, 2019
A chillingly up-close-and-personal observation of a young man bubbling with so much emotion that he exists perpetually at the precipice of physical and psychological implosion.
November 3, 2018
An unnervingly personal character study about alienation and self-pity in the millennial age.
August 28, 2018
James White is a heartbreaking movie that runs on emotional adrenaline more than dramatic structure.
December 4, 2017
James White will break you, leaving you sobbing your eyes out
November 18, 2017
Humble and unpretentious, James White is a frank portrayal of a young man (Christopher Abbott) who, shortly after his estranged father dies, learns that his mother's (Cynthia Nixon) cancer has returned with a vengeance.
December 13, 2016
Josh Mond's movie is an unwavering gaze into an abyss, provided by absolutely stirring performances from his lead performers.
April 28, 2016
A film that criticizes society and the way it focuses on vanity and other superfluous things. [Full review in Spanish]
April 1, 2016
Josh Mond's film feels like a careful curation of western cinephilia's most overdone narrative arcs and exhausted character clichs.
February 25, 2016
One will never wish to go through precisely what White does, but losing one's parents is inevitable, and the film is a searingly authentic portrait of the process.
February 24, 2016
It's not easy viewing by any means. But it is strangely refreshing for a movie to show us that terminal illness involves agony and vomit and terror, despite what Beaches might have told us.
February 19, 2016
This courageous film gets right up in the face of suffering and it doesn't flinch.
February 15, 2016
A low-key but devastating drama with more raw authenticity than a hundred examples of Sundance landfill.
January 7, 2016
The movie... is so engaging there are times when it becomes almost overwhelming. But that is a glowing sign of how well the movie is acted and put together.
December 31, 2015
"James White" can be a chore to sit through, but it's never completely without merit.