Submission Reviews

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March 20, 2018
A seriously considered film brimming with ideas worth examining.
March 9, 2018
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 8, 2018
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 7, 2018
For a movie addressing themes singularly suited to this moment, it's all the more disappointing when it whiffs those chances.
March 5, 2018
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
Submission is so desperate not to become a clich that it ultimately wastes a golden opportunity to become something more.
August 14, 2018
Tucci and company make the film compelling, and although we know where things are headed, the occasional detour here and there makes for an interesting journey.
July 13, 2018
There should be more outrage, more compassion, more something - yet the film can't capitalize on its hot-button premise.
April 5, 2018
Submission lacks the insight and perspective to become a movie that represents "now." When the current cultural, political, and social climates are especially contentious, perhaps we need a movie that will address these issues head-on.
March 21, 2018
Submission is a fine film held back by a script full of convenient plot developments and flimsy writing; a cautionary tale for the consequences of men thinking with their junk too much
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