Sadie Reviews

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April 28, 2019
Sadie, the character, represents a cross-section of Americans on the edge of becoming a cult via blind faith in their country's military.
April 4, 2019
As a portrait of adolescent angst, "Sadie" doesn't offer any new insights.
October 20, 2018
Disquieting and deeply moving, Sadie takes its story to extreme lengths while still feeling utterly grounded in the emotional reality of its characters. It's not an easy watch, but it's worth it.
October 19, 2018
"Plays as a kind of dark, slightly unreal fairy tale-like a Roald Dahl yarn where the kids take things just a little too far for comfort."
October 17, 2018
Its honesty and power makes it feel large; you live among these characters in their weary trailer park, aching for them.
October 15, 2018
Schloss owns "Sadie" in a finely-tuned performance of a girl learning her own power and the consequences of her actions.
October 15, 2018
An ultimately imbalanced, slow, and a coming-of-age tale that is deeply flawed
October 13, 2018
This tale of a teenaged girl's crossing the boundary from childhood to too-early adulthood, simultaneously a portrait of a society quietly yet inexorably collapsing, has a disturbing power that sneaks up on you.
October 13, 2018
Sadie solely serves as a breakout performance from Sophia Mitri Schloss, who utterly disappears in the lead role.
October 12, 2018
It's a moving meditation on the consequences of brutish escapism.
October 12, 2018
Sadie shares its protagonist's most defining attribute-a frustratingly manipulative nature.
October 12, 2018
[T]here's considerable tension in wondering what other lines [Sadie] may be willing to cross, in the futile hope of keeping her broken family together.
October 11, 2018
Lacks the gritty, grounded specificity that might begin to answer the thorny questions it conjures up.
October 11, 2018
You're likely to believe Sadie more than you believe "Sadie."
October 11, 2018
Sadie might seem simple but it lingers.
October 11, 2018
"Sadie" isn't sinister, but it's disturbing, ultimately succeeding when its most human, which is a constant priority for the production.
October 10, 2018
Excellent performances and vivid atmosphere compensate for the plot contrivances.
October 10, 2018
Led by the performance ofSophia Mitri Schloss, Sadie somehow finds a way to look at violence through a different kind of lens.
October 8, 2018
Sadie remains a clear-eyed portrait of maternal love, teenage turmoil, and the singular type of tight-knit bonds formed, out of necessity in many cases, in low-income communities.
October 6, 2018
A tad child-actressy and melodramatic, but with a magnificent working poor reality
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