Maudie Reviews

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June 11, 2019
Sally Hawkins received a Best Actress Oscar nomination for "The Shape of Water", but she was better in "Maudie".
June 4, 2019
Every now and then you come across a performance so extraordinary that it transcends its film and becomes a force of nature all its own. Sally Hawkins' towering work in Aisling Walsh's Maudie is one such performance.
April 29, 2019
Maudie is an inspiring, heart-warming true-story film that most audiences will find hard to resist.
March 11, 2019
A terrific performance from Sally Hawkins carries this biopic about an artist that has physical limitations and her unique marriage.
March 1, 2019
The film, if observed too closely, is not quite to scale here and slightly out of kilter there, but who cares? Art isn't science. It doesn't have answers. It doesn't have to have the answers. Not when it's beautiful.
October 31, 2018
Hawke tries hard but never quite convinced me to buy him as Everett as much as Hawkins does as Maud. Still, the two leads do have a nice rapport that makes the relationship feel organic and honest.
October 21, 2018
Hawkins grabs and holds the scenes, not with overdramatics, but with humour and delectable gestures.
October 18, 2018
Maudie is a riveting and brilliantly acted insight into what is to most of us the life of a little known to us folk artist, though beloved in Canada, who against all the odds triumphed over her surroundings.
October 5, 2018
Who would have known that behind the gentle, smiling face and diminutive frame lay years of pain and struggle? And yet, in spite of it all, she dipped her brushes in colourful paints and gave us nostalgic visions of bright-eyed innocence.
August 27, 2018
Maudie ultimately just seems like a quaint exercise, more like visiting a history museum than watching a woman who truly lived.
August 27, 2018
The two lead actors, and the careful direction by Aisling Walsh are what make this film work.
August 23, 2018
An intimate portrait of a complex life, the film delivers rewards for its unusual circumstances, much like Maud Lewis herself.
August 22, 2018
Hawke has more of a mountain to climb when it comes to being convincing as an ordinary Nova Scotia bod, but even he comes good by the end.
March 23, 2018
As Maud, Sally Hawkins gives an outstanding physical performance matched by a quiet resolve and a somewhat mischievous sense of humour.
December 28, 2017
Hawkins is outstanding in depicting the physical impairments that the artist struggled with, as well as the fiercely loving spirit that kept her going through incredible hardships.
December 27, 2017
A bleak but uplifting and well-acted biopic.
December 26, 2017
Both Hawkins and Hawke are very good in Maudie, and if you're looking to qualify it you'd arrive first at the fact that they both effect physical transformations of a sort.
December 18, 2017
... it's a sweet film (despite the couple's unrelenting poverty and Maud's often difficult day-to-day life), and both actors manage to overcome somewhat mannered performances to be quite affecting.
December 13, 2017
In this film Maud is resilient, but Hawkins conveys this in subtle ways as Maud's creativity flourishes and her confidence grows.
December 12, 2017
As a physically handicapped folk artist, Sally Hawkins's performance is even better than it was as a cleaner in "The Shape of Water."
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