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Maudie Reviews

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August 15, 2017
The story, the characters, and the place, there is beauty in each one, but they fail to conjoin.
June 13, 2017
Maud Lewis herself couldn't paint a hurricane that would blow the film's overburdened narrative off course.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 26, 2017
While Maud's story is powerful, it's the dysfunctional relationship at the center of Maudie - and the it's romanticized - that prevents the film from being truly enjoyable.
September 16, 2016
Features a strong performance by Sally Hawkins, but not much else.
Full Review | Original Score: C
June 14, 2017
Once the years and decades start ticking by unacknowledged, the well-developed and subtle characterizations established by Hawkins and Hawke disappear into a cloud of aging makeup and incident ...
Full Review | Original Score: C+
July 26, 2017
The sluggish pacing and banal filmmaking means each scene just sits there on the screen, failing to tie into any larger theme or illuminate deeper truths.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
June 15, 2017
The story has the hollow ring of artifice, even though Ms. Hawkins shrinks quite remarkably into the physical aspects of the role and opens up its spiritual dimensions.
August 3, 2017
Maud Lewis left the world a brighter place than she found it. This drably earnest rendering of her life story doesn't follow suit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 21, 2017
One way to get through the long, agonizing experience of "Maudie" is to convince yourself it's a comedy. The spectacle of the actors flailing in a vacuum makes this possible, but intermittently, so the relief comes only in bursts.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
August 6, 2017
Walsh's film feels jarringly at odds with contemporary sensibilities. A bully is a bully, no matter how cheerfully he is painted.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 4, 2017
The tone is mawkish, the pace slow and both Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke overact horribly.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
July 20, 2017
"Maudie" shouldn't sugarcoat those hardships by presenting Everett as anything better than he was. In a way, the film acts much as her brush did, bringing color to parts of Maudie's life where it may not have actually existed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 3, 2017
A difficult and highly mannered performance from Sally Hawkins coupled with a repugnant and profoundly unappealing character played by Ethan Hawke sink this curious, and curiously saccharine, biopic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 13, 2017
There's much to appreciate in Maudie, especially if you're a fan of odd-pair love stories, but don't expect to learn much about what drives folk artists to create or what makes a woman pelted by life's lemons squeeze them into lemonade.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 4, 2017
[Maudie] feels frustratingly incomplete where it really counts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 12, 2018
Maudie ultimately just seems like a quaint exercise, more like visiting a history museum than watching a woman who truly lived.
April 29, 2019
Maudie is an inspiring, heart-warming true-story film that most audiences will find hard to resist.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 11, 2019
A terrific performance from Sally Hawkins carries this biopic about an artist that has physical limitations and her unique marriage.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 30, 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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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