The Fits Reviews

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October 21, 2019
The Fits is dark and cavernous, mysterious and pulsating, with a surreal take on adolescence and what it means to grow up.
July 16, 2019
By leaving that underpinning ambiguous, The Fits becomes a welcome cypher. Excising any real specificity engenders a deeper sense of universality that allows the film to speak purely on something otherwise untranslatable.
May 22, 2019
On a moment-by-moment basis, The Fits remains compelling, and at several points Holmer achieves a synergy that combines form and content into something truly singular.
April 11, 2019
Royalty Hightower joins the list of great child actors for 2016.
April 1, 2019
In lieu of character development, we get scores of shots of people squinting into the sun and staring into mirrors, while Holmer leaves the viewer to fill in the blanks.
January 2, 2019
The Fits champions young Black women, but the true journey that Anna Rose Holmer takes us on transcends anything external.
December 9, 2018
Holmer's directorial decisions feel fresh and in control, well choreographed and making the most of the simple premise and singular setting.
October 24, 2018
"The Fits" isn't perfect, but it's a great example of what can be done on a small budget with a solid cast and crew. A must-watch for any aspiring filmmaker.
August 25, 2018
So while The Fits never presses towards any ultimate explanation for what triggers its eponymous condition amongst the girls, by privileging .. a demographic whose experiences are so commonly excluded ... The Fits is fundamentally ideological.
August 22, 2018
Unlike the appallingly manipulative Swiss Army Man, a trite and showy film about loneliness that treats its viewers like freshman philosophy students.
August 6, 2018
The Fits is equal parts dramatic and surreal, and on a larger scale, proves that creativity in the film industry is not dead.
December 28, 2017
No matter the urgency or importance of this tale, it tackles issues and themes that an audience member of any class, colour or creed will recognise, muse upon and consider.
November 5, 2017
Superbly surreal, it marks the impressive debut of a handful of staggering new voices in cinema.
October 1, 2017
Uses visual arts to indicate the interior sensation of one of the year's most fascinating and rewarding characters.
September 26, 2017
If the fits are lemons, caused by metaphorical lead poisoning, then Toni's amazing closing sequence is lemonade.
September 15, 2017
It is an excellent sample of [director Anna Rose Holmer's] craft, just not an excellent movie.
September 12, 2017
The Fits is a unique spin.
August 18, 2017
The Fits introduces two startling talents: filmmaker Anna Rose Holmer, who has a preternaturally steady touch, and actress Royalty Hightower, who has a Sphinx-like gaze-until she smiles and her joy illuminates the screen.
June 28, 2017
The Fits follows 11-year-old Toni, portrayed with nuance and grit by newcomer Royalty Hightower, on her journey from standoffish tomboy to member of an elite dance squad.
February 26, 2017
Dreamy and enigmatic in the American-indie way.
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