Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold Reviews

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December 14, 2017
How vital is Didion? Harrison Ford shows up to discuss being her carpenter in '70s Malibu, and all you want is to get back to Joan.
November 30, 2017
Director Dunne continues in this family tradition here -- he respects Didion enough to let her decide how much she wants to reveal, and Didion trusts Dunne to get it right on the screen.
October 30, 2017
The Center Will Not Hold is instead a celebration of the thing that existed far before the internet came along: Joan, the person.
October 27, 2017
Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold is sometimes beautiful, mostly workmanlike. As a document of the very old recounting her dreams at breakfast, it's a bit of a marvel.
October 27, 2017
A fond and appreciative portrait of one of American journalism's superstars.
Top Critic
October 26, 2017
Dunne seems to have an intuition about how far he can push his aunt on any given subject, and a natural protectiveness around her legacy.
February 28, 2019
Emphasises the writer's special combination of human fragility and literary stature.
January 19, 2018
Trying to cover Joan Didion the person, the writer and the wife and mother in 95 minutes couldn't be anything but incomplete and broad.
December 20, 2017
It's a ravishingly beautiful film despite the fact that it often delivers the unvarnished reality.
December 17, 2017
The center has not held, but Joan Didion is still with us as of this writing. Cheers to that.
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