Krisha Reviews

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December 8, 2016
Tough to stomach, but incredible talent in front of and behind the camera.
December 6, 2016
Are we watching the emergence of America's next great filmmaker?
April 15, 2016
"Krisha" is a stone cold stunner.
March 31, 2016
From the first scene of "Krisha," writer and director Trey Edward Shults puts us off balance, and for the next 83 minutes keeps us that way, almost daring us to look away.
March 31, 2016
Fairchild's performance is key to the movie: Krisha is witty and chatty one moment, shut down like a deserted fairground the next. We see dazzling warmth in her eyes but also the terror of total system failure.
March 27, 2016
Krisha may go on a little longer than you'd want, but then, its title character is the kind of houseguest who stays longer than you'd want her to - so even the postscript confrontations and apologies feel right.
March 24, 2016
At times you laugh in horror. At other times you shrink from the screen. There are truths here.
March 24, 2016
The director allows us to inhabit not just Krisha's pill-induced zone-out but also her acute distress and, yes, guilt over her past behavior. It's slightly fussy, in-your-face filmmaking, but it's viscerally effective.
March 24, 2016
"Krisha" is obviously personal for Shults, but there's a limit to that fact. The film's technique transcends the merely personal.
March 24, 2016
This haunting drama finds new and explosive life in a familiar premise -- a black sheep's return to the family fold for Thanksgiving dinner.
March 24, 2016
For all its strengths, "Krisha" can also be self-indulgent and artificial.
March 24, 2016
Shults coaxes strong performances from everyone, especially Fairchild, who inhabits Krisha with the force of a tornado.
March 23, 2016
Krisha is many things: a nightmare, a cry for help, a cringe-comedy with sobbing instead of a laugh track, a cracked family portrait, an apology and a valentine.
March 23, 2016
Shults is a penetrating observer, and hints at many old wounds that will be lanced in the course of a tight 83 minutes.
March 19, 2016
Shults builds a creeping sense of dread with the same anxious naturalism that the late indie auteur John Cassavetes brought to such films as A Woman Under the Influence.
March 18, 2016
An explosive, stomach-knotting debut.
March 18, 2016
The film feels like a blazing catharsis for all involved.
March 18, 2016
There is hell to come in Krisha, but the artist stands back from the anger - and forgives.
March 18, 2016
A coiled masterpiece of subjective filmmaking, writer-director Trey Edward Shults' "Krisha" is, in the well-worn genre of ruined family holidays, something of an indie gauntlet thrown down.
March 17, 2016
Few movies bore into a character's head as deeply as "Krisha," and with such uncompromising ferocity.
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