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Sibyl, a jaded psychotherapist, returns to her first passion: writing. But her newest patient Margot, a troubled up-and-coming actress, proves to be a source of inspiration that is far too tempting. Fascinated almost to the point of obsession, Sibyl becomes more and more involved in Margot's tumultuous life, reviving volatile memories that bring her face to face with her past.


Critic Reviews for Sibyl

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (5)

  • There's much to appreciate about the meta-commentary at the center of this lively work, but "Sibyl" ultimately becomes a victim of the same pressure to deliver a big, showy narrative that its troubled protagonist so desperately wishes she could tell.

    May 28, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

    Eric Kohn

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  • It is a formulaic story about a woman who has zero redeeming features, and lacks the charm to carry that repugnance off.

    May 25, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Triet handles the material gracefully and altogether skillfully, directing star Virginie Efira to one of her most impressive all-encompassing performances to date.

    May 24, 2019 | Full Review…
  • It is not convincing, and some of the acting is not of the highest order.

    May 24, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • A film that effectively plays as cinematic dessert - albeit less a choux puff than a lemon tart, with sharper notes than expected to its creamy pleasures.

    May 24, 2019 | Full Review…

    Guy Lodge

    Top Critic
  • The plot stumbles with logical leaps, and despite 90 minutes of build-up, Sibyl's eventual fall from grace is unconvincing and rich with cliché.

    Aug 1, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

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