Submission Reviews

Top Critic
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.
March 2, 2018
We could use a solid movie right now to take on gender politics with literate precision and blunt provocation. Submission is definitely not it.
March 2, 2018
It's lit-dude catnip.
Top Critic
March 2, 2018
It's an age-old fable about the point where desire meets device, and invariably loses.
March 1, 2018
By making a none-too-convincing femme fatale the source of its drama, "Submission" comes off as an antiquated and rather reactionary campus parable.