Natural Selection Reviews
July 3, 2019
Despite its shortcomings, Natural Selection is an enjoyable film.
March 4, 2019
Harris brings such amazing heart to her character that underneath all the guffaws you see that it's really a story about Linda and her discovery about what she wants and needs.
August 24, 2018
Rarely in comic dramas do you see such skill and attention to aesthetic detail, and it makes the film all the more impressive for it.
August 14, 2018
Pickering is able to touch upon relatable issues while maintaining a light, witty and brilliantly queer tone.
March 20, 2013
Previously cornered in mousy or sarcastic roles, Harris is challenged by Natural Selection, bringing out the best in the actress, who I hope is offered more juicy dramatic opportunities like this.
July 29, 2012
A cracked road trip, marked by a pair of arresting leads turns, shot through with good intention but lacking in either deft enough execution or a tonal commitment one way or another that would tip it toward honest recommendation.
July 13, 2012
In the evolutionary spectrum of cinema, "Natural Selection" is like the duck-billed platypus, pretending to be warm-blooded but more than a little fowl.
July 3, 2012
Harris gives it her all, despite Pickering's inability to steer a vehicle worthy of her talents.
June 21, 2012
However gritty this indie comedy may look (cinematographer Steve Calitri seems to be aping William Eggleston's photographs of the American south), it isn't all that different from an Adam Sandler vehicle.
June 21, 2012
[Harris is] the big reason that "Natural Selection" is so engaging.
May 17, 2012
In Harris' hands, Linda is guileless but believable, her smile so worn and wary that it almost hurts to see it.
May 5, 2012
A skilful mixture of comedy and drama makes this the kind of film that keeps us off balance from start to finish.
April 26, 2012
A coming-of-age portrait of a sweet, innocent, middle-aged Christian woman who bursts through the confines of a sexless marriage.
April 25, 2012
This movie demonstrates that it's a pretty rough place out there in Flyover Land. Harris and O'Leary are up to the challenge, and Natural Selection is a pleasant surprise.
April 2, 2012
Pickering has made a movie that mercilessly pokes fun at religious pretensions but still looks on his characters with warmth.
April 1, 2012
A commendable ultra-low budget indie road trip flick, "Natural Selection" fails to fire on all cylinders.