Reviews

Mar 16, 2018
The Intervention doesn't play around with its familiar format enough to get too excited about it.
Aug 30, 2016
Despite her script's omissions - we learn little about where these affluent people come from, their occupations or how they know one another - Ms. DuVall juggles the emotional dynamics with fluid editing and light comic touches.
Aug 26, 2016
The script wobbles between heavy-handed and touching, but the result is a pleasantly nostalgic throwback that's saved from its copy-cat tendencies by charismatic actors.
Aug 26, 2016
If DuVall's purpose was to provide a snapshot of her generation, she should have sharpened her focus.
Aug 25, 2016
As an unfussy, dryly amusing and sincere look at men and women pondering emotional pivots in their lives, it's plenty likable.
Aug 25, 2016
Wanders from scene to scene until arriving at some pretty implausible conflict resolution.
Aug 25, 2016
It's more engrossing to just hang out with the characters in all their damaged glory, before the plot marches through the room with its clunkiest boots on.
Aug 25, 2016
"The Intervention" feels confident and accomplished: The cast immediately seems to bond as a group, with each playing a distinctive, recognizable character.
Aug 24, 2016
The movie's stifling familiarity prevents it from making much of an impact.
Aug 24, 2016
Duvall certainly didn't let a small budget intervene with her plan to tell a compelling story, one that's relatable to anyone who has had relationship problems.
Aug 23, 2016
Clea DuVall crafts an entire film out of aborted attempts at a revelation that feel completely anodyne.
Apr 27, 2016
The wit is sly, the laughs rooted in character and behavior rather than easy punch lines.
Jan 27, 2016
To say this script lacks dramatic energy is an understatement - you might as well try to power your car on celery juice.
Jan 27, 2016
The problem for The Intervention lies in its misjudgment of tone. It's played for feelgood laughs (the cornball ending feels especially unearned), when DuVall should have instead dug deeper to exploit her characters for the messed up people that they are.
Jan 27, 2016
An ensemble piece that breaks no new ground in themes or execution, but is pleasingly accomplished on all levels.
Jan 27, 2016
A cloying throwback to the Big Chill format of a cloistered reunion devoted to self-analysis and errant hanky-panky that in this case features mostly silly and annoying characters with whom it's no fun to be trapped.