Nancy Reviews

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August 6, 2018
While it may not make you jump out of your seat in terror, Nancy will send chills down your spine in its own cold and calculating way.
July 9, 2018
Nancy is a slow burn - particularly for a film of this length - but its subtlety is its power: the movie isn't dazzling or loud like fireworks, but just like the glowing embers of a campfire, it can absolutely still burn.
July 5, 2018
Nancy is an assured and genius debut from first-time feature director Christina Choe. Much like its protagonist, the film is an enigmatic and wholly original take.
July 5, 2018
Smith-Cameron and Buscemi are both terrific, Buscemi for the fullness of his subtlety (so much going on in the looks and silences) and Smith-Cameron, for the depths of pain she can suggest, even when she plays a surface happiness.
July 5, 2018
What unfolds is an intimate exercise in acceptance and delusion, an exploration of grief and diminished hope conducted by a trio of highly skilled actors.
June 28, 2018
"Nancy" possesses an alert, tense sense of atmosphere, but it winds up being as glum and inert as the protagonist herself.
June 28, 2018
Andrea Riseborough may be the best actress working in film today...
June 28, 2018
[Christina Choe] evokes the pained compassion of Atom Egoyan at his finest, neither maudlin nor absurd, even when the material seems fantastical.
June 22, 2018
The movie is heartfelt and always interesting, if never really convincing.
June 22, 2018
Prepare yourself: it's not often that a movie presents us with a central character as unremittingly sad as this.
June 20, 2018
I don't think I have seen a better performance yet this year than Andrea Riseborough as this strange, unknowable woman.
June 16, 2018
It's a role capitalizing on Riseborough's desire to disappear inside whoever she's playing. For her, no two parts are alike, allowing her to always be fresh, always be different and always be sensational.
June 14, 2018
How the characters react to their situation is less important than how the situation is resolved on a story level.
June 14, 2018
The movie's narrowly dramatic technique, with its curtly informational scenes, is matched by the emotional overdetermination of the images.
June 14, 2018
"Nancy" is an eccentric, pungent gift of a film about a woman without identity played by an actress without persona.
June 14, 2018
Choe finds a way into the strangeness of the situation, finding unexpected empathy in the midst of potentially off-putting predatory conduct.
June 13, 2018
The Lynches story is compelling and grabs my empathy. Not so for Nancy.
June 13, 2018
...while Riseborough exudes fragility and loneliness, there is a creepy undercurrent to her performance that gives the film an odd edge
June 8, 2018
Nancy is a grim piece of work, but Choe's empathy for her protagonist gives the film its distinctive texture - woebegone, with flickers of both hope and dread.
June 8, 2018
Nancy exhibits a seriousness of purpose that's rare in American movies today.
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