Still Alice Reviews

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April 4, 2019
A desire to avoid sentimentality is admirable, yet Still Alice relies entirely on Moore's performance to mask its multitude of shortcomings.
March 20, 2019
This movie should be nothing more than a step-by-step, formulaic bore, and in many ways it is, but it's almost impossible not to be compelled by what Moore does on-screen.
March 9, 2019
I thought [Richard] Glatzer's experience might give the film more insight than the usual able-bodied writer and director's view of disability. What I didn't expect from this film was how mild and polite it is about the challenges and loss Alice faces.
November 10, 2018
It's in the Hamptons setting, the clichéd Super 8 family flashbacks and the demonstrative piano score that the film's pretensions to overly sermonise and molly-coddle is outed
February 15, 2018
Both the film and the book retain the echoing emptiness of a self-published work, a feeling that this is a one-dimensional vanity project produced without the benefit of an editor or censor or any corrective balance.
January 12, 2018
While it is certainly a respectable work, it operates solely on a restrained emotional level. In the end, Still Alice somehow avoids a real confrontation with its own materials, giving us instead a disguised form of sentimentality.
October 17, 2017
If only the film itself were worthy of Moore's work.
March 8, 2017
Polished but forgettable.
September 13, 2016
The performances prevent the film from becoming totally generic.
October 20, 2015
Despite Moore's fine work, Still Alice comes across as one of those old made-for-TV, disease of the week movies.
August 31, 2015
More sincere than convincing, Still Alice is the rare picture that earns plaudits for its star dimming, not glowing. In a real sense, Moore gradually disappears from her own movie.
August 31, 2015
The finely nuanced script takes a sensitive look at this disease and its effects, not only on the person afflicted, but also on family members who have to deal with it.
April 7, 2015
Not only are there not enough good, smart roles for women, the movies that do contain those roles are too often one-dimensional.
March 27, 2015
Still Alice certainly has a superb lead performance in Julianne Moore, but directors Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland focus more on the situation than the story.
March 6, 2015
When it's not fending off an attack of the glums, Still Alice comes down with a big case of the prims.
March 6, 2015
The material hasn't been properly reimagined for cinema.
March 5, 2015
[Moore] almost carries the film beyond disease-of-the-week blandness, but both Sarah Polley's Away from Her and Michael Haneke's Amour mined deeper and more surprising material from the familial fallout.
February 12, 2015
When she wins the Academy Award, I'm just going to pretend it was for Todd Haynes' 1995 masterpiece, Safe, and leave it at that.
February 3, 2015
Julianne Moore deserves all the accolades but the movie wants tears and never quite earns them.
January 15, 2015
This middlebrow drama presents the heroine's mental deterioration calmly and sensitively, though it feels pretty thin on the whole.
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