Pieces of a Woman Reviews

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January 16, 2021
Director Kornél Mundruczó doesn't go easy on his actors or on us, making this an ordeal.
January 15, 2021
Its effortful grandiosity transforms it into something hollow and even, at times, risible.
January 14, 2021
Pieces of a Woman is a rather blunted depiction of an endlessly complex subject that deserves much more contemplation. Despite impressive performances, it fails to truly hit that mark.
January 14, 2021
The first act turns on her extended labor -- a long, sweaty action sequence as breathless as any in The Bourne Identity.
January 14, 2021
The movie often is phony.
January 12, 2021
When I watched this film, my mind kept going back to [John] Cassavetes... It's vérité almost, and it's really good.
January 12, 2021
Movies about tough subjects don't need to be torture, and if Pieces of a Woman proves anything, it's that too much is sometimes also not enough.
January 11, 2021
You can argue with plenty of things in "Pieces of a Woman," a skilled but heavy-handed drama now landing on Netflix after a tour of the fall film festivals. But you can't argue with the monumental performance by Vanessa Kirby at its center...
January 11, 2021
The emotions are never any less than real, and those scars don't fade easily.
January 11, 2021
Kirby's authority is commanding, even unassailable...
January 9, 2021
The film is very well acted and well, if somewhat painstakingly, directed...
January 9, 2021
A heart-stopping beginning leads to an unforgettable character study...
January 8, 2021
There is plenty to admire here despite the dramatic lopsidedness and some rather obvious symbolism with withered houseplants and apples.
January 8, 2021
An extraordinary example of how to craft an empathetic take on psychic agony piece by piece, and without pandering for easy points.
January 8, 2021
In this emotional powerhouse about an expectant mother who experiences her worst nightmare, Vanessa Kirby delivers a tour de force that will leave you shattered.
January 8, 2021
Kirby... makes Woman's scattered pieces come utterly alive, if never entirely whole.
January 8, 2021
This is a very difficult movie to watch, depicting an enormous tragedy in excruciating detail, but it is also essential viewing.
January 8, 2021
For the most part, "Pieces of a Woman" is a model of concentration and clout, fired up by actors of unstinting ardor.
January 8, 2021
Kirby's magnificence alone makes Pieces of a Woman worthy of a look.
January 8, 2021
Does the rest of the film live up to such an agonizing and yet commanding beginning? Unfortunately it does not, despite the presence of a star who manages to navigate a cluttered narrative with clarity and solemn grace.
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