Maya Dardel Reviews

February 13, 2020
Originally titled A CRITICALLY ENDANGERED SPECIES, as if to imply the threat to genuine creatives, the threat to this film is very much an internal one.
January 4, 2018
Perhaps it's not the most exciting or invigorating film, but as a thesis statement, it's certainly worthwhile.
November 2, 2017
A movie that's by turns off-putting, bracingly incisive and insufferable.
November 1, 2017
That's not a way of saying, "Don't bother with this movie." By all means, bother. Just know that the human munition in the title role is so screen-filling that the actual story is a little flat by comparison.
October 27, 2017
The film has much to recommend it, in particular its lack of sentimentality about suicide, art, womanhood.
October 27, 2017
Whilst it has many problems, Maya Dardel is a fascinating film, if not an enjoyable one.
October 26, 2017
The red-blooded vivacity of Ms. Olin's performance ... pierces through the muck. She chews feeble lines like meat, spitting out the masticated remains.
October 26, 2017
Is Maya Dardel serious? The regal Lena Olin plays her with frank ferocity and arrogant certainty, but so much about the grandiose poet borders on parody.
October 25, 2017
Maya Dardel is cruel and unusual punishment-I thought that was unconstitutional.
September 30, 2017
[Its] feminist boldness crosses into the exhilarating. This is an unapologetic dare to accept a woman, with all her genius and all her faults - all her humanity - on full defiant display.
March 15, 2017
A film that only serves as a reminder that Lena Olin can still deliver a fantastic performance, even if it's buried in a piece of overwritten nonsense.
March 14, 2017
Olin is so spell-binding...just watching her is treat enough.
March 13, 2017
This morbid premise was concocted by a literary pair and it shows with its intellectual inquiry.
March 13, 2017
One awesome performance, one awful movie.