The Daughter Reviews

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.
Top Critic
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.
January 26, 2017
The characters don't have conversations so much as helpfully recite their back stories, and the long-buried secret is soon so obvious that the movie's last-act hysteria feels forced and a little ridiculous.
January 26, 2017
In his atmospheric debut film, Australian theater director Simon Stone whittles down The Wild Duck into a cautionary tale about welcoming home an emotional exile.
July 1, 2016
It's a bit like an Australian soap opera, but low-key and true-to-life.
June 30, 2016
After a slow build, the final act picks up the pace but director Simon Stone shows his hand too early. Still, it's chilling to watch the wreckage pile up.