Tell It to the Bees Reviews

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April 8, 2020
The costuming and production design are impressive and the New Zealand-raised Paquin (The Piano) delivers a suitably understated performance of quiet devastation.
January 2, 2020
Totally has the look and feel like something you would see on the BBC. Slow in pacing, solid acting with an engaging story. A small, well made film.
November 20, 2019
Tell It To The Bees is buzzing with desire and dances to the tune of humming bees
October 23, 2019
At first glance, Annabel Jankel's film... could be written off as any other period romance, but the two leads, Holliday Grainger and Anna Paquin share chemistry and understanding that the film becomes a precious moment in time.
July 24, 2019
Tell it to the Bees is ultimately a love story, and Grainger and Paquin make it a good one.
July 22, 2019
Directed by Annabel Jankel, it's a frustrating film, but nice performances from Grainger and Paquin, and structural echoes of The Go-Between, slowly win you over, only to let you down as the film descends into a strange mix of melodrama and apian fantasy.
July 22, 2019
Tell It to the Bees is a solid movie - at least until it mobilises a swarm of the eponymous insects as a deus ex machina. However, the screenplay by Henrietta Ashworth and Jessica Ashworth doesn't offer a clear enough sense of who the protagonist is.
July 21, 2019
The flirty tension between the two feels quietly credible, the camera occasionally shuddering with desire.
July 19, 2019
It deserves an audience.
July 18, 2019
Aside from that, it's a touching and tender tale, seasoned with perhaps a spoonful too much schmaltz.
July 18, 2019
As surprising as the ending is, it is a little too late for what feels an all too predictable film.
July 17, 2019
It's a cause-and-affect drama earnestly working the gallery.
July 17, 2019
An eloquent cry for compassion which is horribly relevant today
July 15, 2019
An elegantly crafted, quietly touching adaptation of the Fiona Shaw novel.
June 24, 2019
The director has sensitivity to the drama and elegantly traces the story of its protagonists and their concerns. [Full review in Spanish]
June 20, 2019
The novelty of the story is a romance, between two tremendous women. [Full review in Spanish]
May 3, 2019
Tell it to the Bees teaches us that love is love.
May 2, 2019
Winning performances...(but) flashes of magical realism gently but gratingly clash with drab melodrama.
May 2, 2019
Paquin and Grainger are likable together, and the film's exploration of womanhood as an identity often dictated by men is handled effectively.
April 9, 2019
Tell It to the Bees may serve its characters unearned exploitation, but its multi-layered central performances and fastidious sense of time and place allow moments of truth to shine.
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