Take This Waltz Reviews
February 13, 2020
Sarah Polley holds it together with a sure sense of the film's tone and outlook and is helped along by an endearing performance from Michelle Williams.
February 6, 2020
It's the humanistic and harsh reality that settles into the bones of Take This Waltz that makes it memorable. When I first saw it I wasn't sure how to feel, I just knew that I did.
December 9, 2019
Take the Waltz is wonderfully played out, with a great performance from [Michelle] Williams, bringing a refreshing change on the typical out-of-love relationship.
November 22, 2019
Polley captures this love triangle with a sharp eye for detail.
February 2, 2019
A frustrating, yet undeniably beguiling observation of love and infatuation told through a staunchly female perspective
December 29, 2018
[Director Sarah] Polley, who also wrote and directed the great 2006 film Away from Her, can make magic and then show how reality inevitably intrudes on it.
October 31, 2018
This is experiencing the acceptance of disconnection, which can manifest every time we meet someone new and/or feel displaced with someone we thought we'd love forever. Polley is an important director to fearlessly capture this here.
September 11, 2017
Polley is a detail-oriented director who can get a little lost dazzling us with the little things.
August 20, 2014
It's such a strange little movie but beautifully acted and undeniably fascinating.
August 17, 2014
Sexually charged, frank, and relatable, Take This Waltz is a bittersweet observation of adult romance.
March 4, 2013
This is finely-judged filmmaking from a writing and directing talent to watch.
January 9, 2013
A mess of the sort that only a brilliant person can slop up on there.
January 7, 2013
The gorgeous photography gives summertime Toronto a steamy, sexy glow and the music (including the Leonard Cohen song that provides the title) adds to the film's air of yearning.
January 6, 2013
Though nicely shot and well acted, especially by Michelle Williams, this is a minor, conventional work and a step down for Polley after her splashy directing debut, Away from Her.
December 4, 2012
This slice-of-life character study doesn't tell the whole story. Rather, this is a glimpse into a short part of the life of a woman who seems a lot like an enigma.
November 5, 2012
Polley's sophomore feature fumbles between reality and fantasy, often insightful but frequently ungrounded. Dig that carnival ride, though.
September 18, 2012
Despite flying perilously close to neurotic indie 'quirkiness', Polley's well considered screenplay and Williams' charming screen presence mean that the film will encourage a wealth of post-viewing dissection.