Proxima

2019

Proxima

Critics Consensus

Proxima sometimes struggles to communicate its themes, but worthy intentions and a powerful central performance from Eva Green more than compensate.

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Sarah (Eva Green) is a French astronaut training at the European Space Agency in Cologne. She is the only woman in the arduous program. She lives alone with Stella, her seven-year-old daughter. Sarah feels guilty that she cannot spend more time with her child. Her love is overpowering, unsettling. When Sarah is chosen to be part of the crew of a year-long space mission called 'Proxima', it creates chaos in the motherdaughter relationship.

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Critic Reviews for Proxima

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (16) | Rotten (6)

  • Green is at a career-best as the stoic Sarah, simultaneously determined and on the edge of breaking. So often hamming it up in Tim Burton roles, you forget just how exceptionally subtle she can be.

    Sep 7, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The moving mother-daughter story at its core gives all the space-walk prep and zero gravity logistics a steady emotional grounding - one that builds to a powerful liftoff in the closing reel.

    Sep 6, 2019 | Full Review…
  • This astronaut-daughter story successfully floats and soars with gentle, nuanced tones

    Nov 8, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • I would argue that the key to [writer-director Alice] Winocour's proposal lies precisely in its purely epidermal, experiential character. [Full review in Spanish]

    Sep 25, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Written and directed by France's Alice Winocour and with Eva Green giving an Oscar-worthy performance in the lead, this makes an intriguing companion piece to the recent, also excellent Ad Astra.

    Sep 24, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
  • Ends up delivering a valuable feminine (and feminist) portrait in the times of #MeToo; thanks to, above all, [director] Alice Winocour's confidence in her character. [Full review in Spanish]

    Sep 23, 2019 | Full Review…

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