Miss Julie Reviews

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May 7, 2019
A film which aims to leave a bad taste in your mouth, for Miss Julie the question is whether that's a fatal flaw or an unrelenting examination of the ugly human heart.
December 11, 2018
Unfortunately the static nature of the sets and the cinematography make it difficult for the film to overcome its stage origins, and threatens to undermine the naturalistic conceit.
August 30, 2018
Strindberg's searing insight into human nature is at the root of the film's power. Familiar and recognisable behaviours and illuminating truths, often painful, open our eyes to our frailty and greed.
October 30, 2017
The result is decent rather than spectacular.
December 6, 2016
Miss Julie, directed by Liv Ullmann whose only concern is delivering an honest rendition of August Strindberg, succeeds in doing just that.
June 20, 2016
Miss Julie's acid dialogue and sardonic twists burn down to the bone of costume drama's fattened arm, its darkness closer to original-series Upstairs Downstairs than to polished one-percenter porno Downton Abbey.
June 11, 2016
Altogether, it is a classy production, but it rarely gets past the outward forms and down to the inner truths.
March 2, 2016
Chastain is as brittle and fragile a Miss Julie as ever there was.
December 18, 2015
Farrell and Morton are solid, but Chastain's sensational - and Ullmann is canny enough to simply let her rip.
September 4, 2015
Liv Ullmann's adaptation of August Strindberg's play might best be billed as a midsummer night's sex tragedy. It is on the overwrought side.
September 3, 2015
The adaptation is Ullmann's own, and it has been done with purpose and intelligence.
September 3, 2015
It occasionally looks too theatrical and the scene with Julie's canary might remind you of Oscar Wilde's lines about Little Nell. Yet there is passion.
March 20, 2015
Thrillingly raw and ghoulish, making the most out of minimal cinematic ingredients with rare emphasis on pure human explosion.
March 12, 2015
Anyone interested in spellbinding performances, however, should see Miss Julie.
March 5, 2015
A compelling clash of upstairs/downstairs class values, this is one of the rare examples of filmed theatre that is able to move well beyond the usual static frontiers of that genre.
December 31, 2014
Morton, one of the least artificial actresses in the world, charts her character's heartbreak without any of the self-pity normally assigned to ordinary women.
December 11, 2014
What Ullmann's done is create the ideal conditions for these three to do electrifying work with each other. She maintains control so they can lose it.
December 8, 2014
Well-acted, if austere and overlong
December 7, 2014
The film's themes - sexual power, class struggle, money, gender, - are as relevant as ever.
December 5, 2014
"Miss Julie" is a rather strange experience, with its consistently static medium shots of the three actors, as they roar their lines at one another. But it has an undeniable power.
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