Reviews

Aug 8, 2016
Nasty indeed.
Apr 10, 2016
This is one of those awkward films that depicts complacent characters while itself looking complacent, and Silva never quite seems in control of his volatile material.
Apr 8, 2016
Silva captures the boho hipster milieu of the Brooklyn setting, but adds a sense of unease ...
Apr 7, 2016
Nasty Baby is a one-trick dramedy that bets the house on a daring final-reel twist that arrives far too late to compensate for the sheer bum-numbing agony that's gone before it.
Apr 7, 2016
This is a strange, unclassifiable piece of work, bordering on craziness and incoherence but acted and directed with such quiet vehemence that it has some interest.
Apr 7, 2016
Wears its brilliant social observations lightly and enjoyably and then with shocking audacity.
Apr 4, 2016
Wiig strolls the line between adorable and obnoxious with the ease of a pro.
Feb 12, 2016
Like many Rivette films, Nasty Baby is an enigmatic comedy-drama set in a bohemian subculture, with a plot involving the creation of a work of art.
Oct 29, 2015
An awkward scene between the artist and a local gallery director highlights Silva's fluency in the rituals of social superiority.
Oct 29, 2015
Ultimately, Silva's uneven command of tone undoes whatever goodwill his actors have managed to generate. They - and we - deserve much better than this.
Oct 25, 2015
(The end) slams the brakes on any goodwill you had for the characters.
Oct 23, 2015
Silva's screenplay has a slice-of-life feel; Sergio Armstrong's cinematography provides the natural lighting and handheld camerawork that adds to that sensation.
Oct 23, 2015
Nasty Baby takes aim at a fat target: gay modern-family dramedies, those well-meaning, self-congratulatory films that haven't actually felt modern in a decade.
Oct 23, 2015
"Nasty Baby" rights itself intriguingly when Silva pushes his characters into unknown territory and lifestyle is imposed upon by life.
Oct 22, 2015
What had looked like a meandering, anecdotal story turns out to be a carefully constructed narrative machine, one that dispenses a brilliantly nasty series of surprises.
Oct 22, 2015
I disliked it at first-the camera is as jittery as the characters-and kept disliking it until I realized that I'd been drawn in, if not exactly captivated.
Oct 22, 2015
A complete mess.
Oct 22, 2015
With the help of the confident work of the ensemble cast, Nasty Baby makes its transition from the happy world of the hipster-dominated, organic, artistic streets of Brooklyn to a dark and grim offshoot with ease...
Oct 21, 2015
Wiig and Adebimpe give appealing, naturalistic performances ... but it's not enough to keep the otherwise rambling narrative together.
Oct 19, 2015
The film is a compelling addition to Sebastin Silva's cinema of compassionate comeuppance.