The Daughter Reviews

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December 14, 2017
... The Daughter, while sticking close in broad outline to Ibsen's 1884 masterpiece, moves with a fluid grace that's wholly cinematic...
February 3, 2017
As any kind of introduction to Ibsen, this film is more a turnoff than a turn-on.
February 2, 2017
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
While the acting draws us into the story, it plays like a daytime soap opera with really good actors and Australian accents.
February 1, 2017
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.
January 27, 2017
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.
April 17, 2019
The Daughter is further elevated by excellent, natural performances from veterans and newbies alike. Leslie, in particular, delivers a standout portrayal: everyman optimism shattered by unthinkable betrayal.
April 2, 2019
Beautiful and powerful, The Daughter occasionally veers towards the melodramatic - but who cares when every element is this good?
February 21, 2019
Strong performances ramp up a constant high level of intensity which could perhaps have benefited from more contrast.
October 12, 2017
Things start bad and get worse.
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