Tell It to the Bees Reviews

July 24, 2019
Watery romance that has no real feeling to cling to.
July 23, 2019
Tell it to the Bees... is a period drama with no sting. There's no urgency to its message, no passion at its centre.
July 22, 2019
Yikes. That wasn't pretty.
July 18, 2019
It's a sad quirk of timing that a film about romantic outsiders should feel like part of the herd, but a brighter spotlight would not have done it any favours.
July 18, 2019
Despite the hefty talent involved, there's a preposterous pass-agg tweeness to this film - a contrived and self-conscious affair adapted from Fiona Shaw's 2009 novel and directed by Annabel Jankel.
July 17, 2019
It's a cause-and-affect drama earnestly working the gallery.
May 3, 2019
It would be easy to argue that the movie's heart is in the right place, because it is. However, to apply another cliché, the road to hell is paved with good intentions.
May 3, 2019
Even though I wasn't familiar with what happens in the book while watching Tell It to the Bees, I could feel something was emotionally out of place.
May 2, 2019
Paquin... and especially Grainger shoulder the film's dramatic burdens with grace and ease... But the unassumingly square and overly familiar film simply isn't the buzzworthy vehicle their work deserves.
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.
September 18, 2018
It's hard to dislike this pleasant, earnest work.
September 13, 2018
A movie whose points are made in a way that might give viewers a concussion.