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Pity (2018)




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The story of a man who feels happy only when he is unhappy: addicted to sadness, with such need for pity, that he's willing to do everything to evoke it from others. This is the life of a man in a world not cruel enough for him.


Critic Reviews for Pity

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

A disturbing and oftentimes very funny satire-drama, Pity is about that complex, primal human craving called empathy and the distance we're willing to go to summon it.

June 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Its sharpest passages ... exert the bracing, mouth-shuddering tang of neat ouzo: You know how it's going to taste, but it leaves you wincing anyway.

January 20, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

As stylized as Makridis' second feature is, it's grounded in recognizable behavior, and its sly, dry playfulness reverberates with fascinating questions about emotions and how we portray them.

January 20, 2018 | Full Review…

The situations are hilarious and horrifying all at once, the winning combination that makes every moment feel like a metaphorical punch in the gut... exactly the way our protagonist would like it.

August 5, 2018 | Full Review…

Sharp-witted and entertaining throughout, with a cute final scene that will come as a relief to many viewers, Pity is a polished piece of filmmaking and well worth looking out for.

March 1, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

By the end, Pity transcends its simplistic premise to become a cogent allegory for the perils of solipsism.

January 24, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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