Shirley Reviews

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June 20, 2020
Stuhlbarg's Stanley is creepy without dulling his charisma, and Moss' Shirley is one of those taut-pitched performances that demand awards-season mention.
June 19, 2020
By defying standard biopic conventions, Shirley offers an inspired portrait well-turned with its protagonist's inventive mindset.
June 19, 2020
Anchored by spellbinding performances from its entire core cast, Shirley is a dreamy and unconventional exploration of a creative force whose life and work was anything but conventional.
June 18, 2020
The film is more attuned to the mood of Shirley Jackson's literature than any recent adaptation of her work, despite stretching (and often outright ignoring) the truth
June 17, 2020
It's the performances that save this movie for me. It has a very unique style of cinematography that sometimes grated on my nerves, but I think that was the intended outcome.
June 16, 2020
Shirley may be a classic case of style over substance, but its incredible lead performance from Elisabeth Moss and bold vision from director Josephine Decker are too intriguing to ignore.
June 16, 2020
The real fireworks happen when the camera is pointed at Elisabeth Moss.
June 15, 2020
Brimming with a volatile intensity, Moss gives Shirley Jackson a layered mood that is equal parts anger, apathy, and ferocity.
June 14, 2020
It's not only a spectacular use of cinema to render the spirit of Jackson's work, it's an angry, elegiac rendering of female psychology.
June 13, 2020
Shirley is a haunting, unblinking portrait of a woman navigating a world she isn't quite made for...
June 12, 2020
Artful and thrilling, Shirley is a classic throwback to iconic psychodramas of the past. Elisabeth Moss is spell-binding here.
June 12, 2020
I can watch Elizabeth Moss do just about anything. The makers of Shirley should thank me for that obsession, because that's the only thing that kept me watching. Agonizingly slow-moving...but by no means a bad movie, just a challenging watch.
June 12, 2020
There's something magical watching Moss weave her incisively ferocious spell.
June 12, 2020
It's sort of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? mixed with the ambiguous menace and unsettling laughs of early Harold Pinter, as filtered through Decker's dreamlike visual imagination.
June 11, 2020
There's Moss at the center, holding down the fort with a fierce commitment that elevates everyone in her orbit.
June 11, 2020
It's a dark, near-real work that bears both fangs and fruit.
June 11, 2020
Featuring an astounding performance by Elisabeth Moss, her best since her work on The Handmaid's Tale...
June 11, 2020
See this movie for the acting.
June 11, 2020
Director Josephine Decker proves she's a specialist when it comes to shifting genres, as Shirley jumps from horror to domestic drama to gothic fairy tale with ease, giving Moss the chance to do a bit of everything.
June 11, 2020
SHIRLEY is a meal that will sit heavy in your stomach, taking hours to digest and will linger for days.
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