Miss Meadows Reviews

September 12, 2019
Tonally awkward and a bit too underwhelming to fully succeed as the black comedy cum violent thriller character study it is trying to be.
June 28, 2017
It's a shame the odd-for-oddball's sake of a plot had to overshadow Holmes' charming performance, for this could've been the role that kicked her relatively safe career into gear.
December 31, 2014
... struggles to find a consistent tone, and doesn't offer sufficient context to give emotional resonance to a female-empowerment fantasy that ultimately feels too detached from reality.
November 21, 2014
Isn't a terribly convincing movie, but it does feature a refreshingly twisted turn from star Katie Holmes.
November 20, 2014
An uneven mix of exploitation, satire and misguided social commentary.
November 14, 2014
Katie Holmes is on target, but this tone-deaf film misses the mark.
November 14, 2014
The earnestness brings the movie from mildly irritating pastiche status to actively awful, and that is all she wrote.
November 14, 2014
May we be excused, "Miss Meadows"?
November 13, 2014
It exists somewhere between serious character study and satirical fish-out-of-water story, never figuring out which it wants to be.
November 13, 2014
Despite an eccentric streak (which turns erratic), the script doesn't allow much room for the premise to take flight.
November 13, 2014
Hopkins fails to fulfill the potential of her own script.
November 13, 2014
As an ostensible work of satire, it lacks bite, never truly questioning or complicating its heroine's actions; the film isn't even outrageous enough to be appalling (which paradoxically makes it appalling).
November 13, 2014
Middling "Miss Meadows" blends black comedy, character study and thriller elements into a mixture that doesn't quite gel, though it's watchable enough.
November 10, 2014
Director-screenwriter Hopkins is unsuccessful in navigating the absurd storyline's jarring tonal shifts, with the result that this kinder, gentler variation on Ms. 45 mainly emerges as off-puttingly bizarre.
November 10, 2014
Perhaps Karen Leigh Hopkins's intent was to subtly suggest the surreal aspects of the story, but ultimately she underplays her hand.