Still Alice Reviews

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October 17, 2017
If only the film itself were worthy of Moore's work.
March 6, 2015
While Moore has deserved an Academy Award for years... the surprise is Stewart, who has left the twilight zone and burst forth as a creature of brutal honesty on screen.
March 6, 2015
The reality of Alzheimer's may be even harsher than its presentation here but that would surely make a film that would only dismay its viewers.
March 5, 2015
An absorbing portrait of one woman's interior landscape.
March 5, 2015
This is an affecting and thoroughly worthwhile film on a very contemporary topic - with some Larkinian reflections on what will and won't survive of us.
January 29, 2015
While it's no surprise that Moore is so good, "Still Alice" has an unexpected trick up its sleeve: the sweetly gentle performance of Kristen Stewart, as Alice's actress daughter Lydia.
January 29, 2015
A modest drama, but Moore's heart-wrenching and Oscar-nominated performance makes this a must-see.
January 29, 2015
The movie is harrowing, as any story about Alzheimer's should be, but Moore gives it an extra layer of gravity and heartbreaking inevitability.
January 28, 2015
It's a heartbreaking performance by Moore, who never forgets she's portraying a woman whose professional success has been built on intellectual rigour and self-discipline.
January 23, 2015
Sorrow-laden and moving, Still Alice isn't gratuitously grim nor is it easily sentimental. There's humor here -- vaguely gallows-like, perhaps but also earned.
January 23, 2015
The great strength of the film is that it never resorts to cheap sentimentality. The facts themselves are hard enough, crushing enough.
January 23, 2015
Still Alice is accurate and compassionate, and anyone who has known someone with Alzheimer's will appreciate the film's sincere intentions.
January 22, 2015
Don't be surprised to find yourself suddenly obsessed with forgotten names and misplaced keys.
January 22, 2015
It's Moore who really brings the film home. It's in her expression when the doctor gives his diagnosis and pessimistic prognosis. It's in the way she looks at her family, knowing there will come a time when she won't recognize them.
January 22, 2015
"Still Alice" is much too clear-eyed to hold out false hope, but it's a moving testimonial to going down with grace.
January 22, 2015
Ultimately this is a movie built around Moore's performance, and she doesn't disappoint.
January 19, 2015
There's a difference between a great performance and a Great Performance. Julianne Moore's turn as a professor afflicted with early onset Alzheimer's easily qualifies as the latter.
January 17, 2015
Still Alice is heartbreaking but it doesn't earn its tears through easy emotional manipulation.
January 16, 2015
"Still Alice"might sound maudlin, or more on the frequency of a made-for-TV movie than what it is. But this is not only sensitive material handled with tact, it's also sensitive material bolstered and braced by Moore's stunning performance.
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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