Nocturnal Animals Reviews

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November 23, 2016
Ford delivers a tiresomely weird drama that's pitched somewhere between the cinematic realms of directors David Lynch.
November 23, 2016
Writer-director Tom Ford, in his second movie (following 2009's "A Single Man"), can't connect the dots on an emotional level.
November 22, 2016
"Nocturnal Animals" is, I think, a beautiful mess, but I might have to watch it again to be sure.
November 22, 2016
Designer turned director Tom Ford uses his gift for striking visuals to create a must-see.
November 20, 2016
An intriguing, well-wrought film that explores penetrating questions. But for all its strengths it never quite breaks the surface.
November 18, 2016
Nocturnal Animals, written and directed by Tom Ford, is essentially two separate films, with the better one folded inside the bad one.
November 18, 2016
A ridiculous, high-camp mess that could easily be mistaken for substance, if it weren't so irredeemably silly.
November 17, 2016
There's much to admire in "Nocturnal Animals," including Mr. Ford's ambition, but too often it feels like the work of an observant student.
November 17, 2016
Tom Ford hits it out of the park with a stunning film noir that resonates with ghostly, poetic terror. Don't overthink what Ford has so cunningly crafted. Surrender to it.
Top Critic
November 17, 2016
Boasts some gripping scenes and a few stabs at satire, but ultimately offers little beyond its assured sense of style.
November 17, 2016
Adapting his screenplay from Austin Wright's 1993 novel Tony and Susan, Ford interweaves influences and style obsessions with an exactitude bordering on malevolence.
November 17, 2016
It's a tale bluntly told that arouses intense, evanescent emotion and then leaves you haunted, long afterward, by provocative but arguably answerable questions.
November 17, 2016
Like Ford's debut, Nocturnal Animals treats film as a medium of luxury, where the emotive and the self-indulgent cross paths. He is primarily a sensualist.
November 17, 2016
[Ford] invests a tricky narrative juggling act with an intensity of human feeling that is the opposite of skin-deep. He tears through the veil of slick, self-admiring style that has both unlocked and at times obscured his very real merits as an artist.
November 17, 2016
Ford's second film, after 2009's A Single Man, isn't for everybody. But it's an impressive writing/directing turn from a pop cultural figure determined to prove he's not a one-trick pony.
November 17, 2016
Ultimately the drama, adapted from a 1993 book by Austin Wright, constitutes a loose assemblage of ideas about romantic betrayal, selfishness, and regret.
November 17, 2016
Movies with characters who have so much at stake should not hang on the screen like works of modern art.
November 17, 2016
There's a story within a story here, one more compelling and relatable than the other. Perhaps that's by design.
November 17, 2016
The movie works unnervingly well in its individual scenes, but it's a coffee-table book of a nightmare, easy to admire, easy to close the cover on.
November 17, 2016
This movie leaves an impression that's difficult to shake.
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