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It's thoughtful and well-acted, but Submission falls frustratingly short in its attempt to offer insightful commentary through its timely premise. Read critic reviews

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A well-respected professor who is a celebrated novelist and loving husband loses himself when he becomes obsessed with an ambitious and talented student.

Cast & Crew

Stanley Tucci
Ted Swenson
Kyra Sedgwick
Sherrie Swenson
Janeane Garofalo
Magda Moynahan
Ritchie Coster
Dean Bentham
Colby Minifie
Ruby Swenson
Alison Bartlett
Angela's Mother
David Pittu
Bernard Levy
Juan Castano
Carlos
Wali Collins
Gerry Sloper
Matt Ballard
Steven Argo
Richard Levine
Screenwriter
Robert A. Halmi
Executive Producer
Jim Reeve
Executive Producer
Hillary Spera
Cinematographer
Jennifer Lee
Film Editor
Jeff Russo
Original Music
Sara K. White
Production Design
Naomi Munro
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All Critics (42) | Top Critics (14) | Fresh (21) | Rotten (21)

  • A seriously considered film brimming with ideas worth examining.

    March 20, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Tucci and Timlin are both quite good in their roles, and writer-director Richard Levine (adapting Francine Prose's 2000 novel "Blue Angel") does an excellent job of slowly escalating the pair's relationship.

    March 9, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
  • Honoring the primacy of language for his characters, Levine deftly reveals the ways they wield it to seduce, attack, manipulate, repress and, occasionally, to communicate.

    March 8, 2018 | Full Review…
  • For a movie addressing themes singularly suited to this moment, it's all the more disappointing when it whiffs those chances.

    March 7, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • The film squanders some dramatic possibilities and has a truncated sense about it. We are left to wonder whether something went wrong with the script, or in the editing room, or both.

    March 5, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Submission is so desperate not to become a clich that it ultimately wastes a golden opportunity to become something more.

    March 5, 2018 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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