Maudie Reviews

August 27, 2018
Maudie ultimately just seems like a quaint exercise, more like visiting a history museum than watching a woman who truly lived.
October 5, 2017
The tone is mawkish, the pace slow and both Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke overact horribly.
August 15, 2017
The story, the characters, and the place, there is beauty in each one, but they fail to conjoin.
August 7, 2017
Walsh's film feels jarringly at odds with contemporary sensibilities. A bully is a bully, no matter how cheerfully he is painted.
August 4, 2017
[Maudie] feels frustratingly incomplete where it really counts.
August 4, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
June 27, 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.
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.
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.
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 ...
June 13, 2017
Maud Lewis herself couldn't paint a hurricane that would blow the film's overburdened narrative off course.
September 16, 2016
Features a strong performance by Sally Hawkins, but not much else.