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With The Daughter, debuting writer-director Simon Stone turns Henrik Ibsen's The Wild Duck into a thoughtful meditation on the bonds of family, friendship, and community. Read critic reviews

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Christian returns to his hometown for his father's wedding. Reconnecting with childhood friends and family, he unearths a long-buried secret that threatens to shatter lives.

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  • ... The Daughter, while sticking close in broad outline to Ibsen's 1884 masterpiece, moves with a fluid grace that's wholly cinematic...

    December 14, 2017 | Full Review…
  • As any kind of introduction to Ibsen, this film is more a turnoff than a turn-on.

    February 3, 2017 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
  • Made with taste, skill and discretion, "The Daughter" demonstrates both the staying power of classic material and the risks inherent in bringing it up to date.

    February 2, 2017 | Full Review…
  • While the acting draws us into the story, it plays like a daytime soap opera with really good actors and Australian accents.

    February 2, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • The Daughter offers a good but sadly wasted cast, obscured in the eye-rubbing mist of a foggy Down Under countryside and struggling to rise above the sludge of a basic soap opera with literary pretensions.

    February 1, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • The off-kilter handheld camerawork frequently chases after the figures as they move about. But there is no disguising that there's much more talk than action in The Daughter.

    January 27, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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  • Aug 21, 2016
    I wanted to see this one at the cinema, so I was excited when the library got the DVD in. What can I say. Well acted, well made. Horrible ending. I think this is a movie that should have tied up a bit better at the end. Not saying it should have a happy ending necessarily,but I would have preferred for it to show one one way or the other. I felt most sorry for Hedvig, the teenage daughter, the boyfriend and that ending. Argh.
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