Stranger Things (2013)




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Oona, a young woman dealing with the loss of her mother, reaches out to a stranger: Mani, a mysterious homeless man of Middle-Eastern origin, whom she invites to stay in her garden shed. Despite the space between them, Oona and Mani gradually form an unusual intimacy. This delicate and compelling film, set on the south coast of England, explores themes of friendship, grief and human vulnerability. (c) Official Site
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Critic Reviews for Stranger Things

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

One of the assets of "Stranger Things" is its air of mystery, and the actors give the indelible impression that they have much locked away inside.

Full Review… | June 17, 2013
Top Critic

A quietly elegant chamber piece that, at 77 minutes, is careful not to wear out its welcome.

Full Review… | June 17, 2013
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

This delicate debut feature amasses a wealth of quiet images that speak volumes.

April 4, 2013
New York Times
Top Critic

'Stranger Things' ends up being an entertaining and impassioned throwback to the time when friendly aliens were all the craze, but there's a consistent sense that a far more imaginative and daring series hiding behind the monsters.

Full Review… | July 14, 2016

Gentle, sweet and understated. A beautiful, quietly moving drama.

Full Review… | April 6, 2013
NYC Movie Guru

This ultra-slight, minimalist and arty affair brims over with indie ennui.

Full Review… | April 5, 2013
Film Journal International

Audience Reviews for Stranger Things


Saw this at a film festival a couple years ago and recall that it was one of the better longer-running selections. It would probably be fair to call the acting understated, which makes the plot more palatable. That may sound like a backhanded compliment, but since the story wanders into "charming, if unlikely" territory, subtlety works greatly in the films favor. Worth catching if you have the opportunity.

Scott Bram
Scott Bram

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