The Wait Reviews

August 29, 2019
The type of gem you trot out when you want to share something offbeat and intelligent.
June 21, 2016
Visually, Blash does a excellent job portraying the character's quiet desperation, even if the symbolism sometimes verges on the obvious.
February 6, 2014
When the climax finally arrives, it's a deliberate damp squib.
January 31, 2014
Blash marshals considerable atmospheric forces, but his film collapses under the weight of oblique logic and plotting, lacking in either effective emotional payoff or the more skilled observational touch of a rumination on loss.
January 30, 2014
Ms. Sevigny is the unsteady center of a movie that uses awkward silences, cryptic dialogue and self-consciously arty images to signify emotional limbo.
January 30, 2014
The dialogue is so vague, and the plot so minimal, it all feels like a rather pointless exercise.
January 30, 2014
Questions mount and answers are slim, distracted by a score that veers from synth to symphonic.
January 30, 2014
I could no more tell you what it's trying to say than I could successfully stow away on the first space shuttle to Saturn, although I promise you that trip would be half as long.
January 28, 2014
We're stuck watching two normally interesting performers moodily flail about, trying to lend weight to an enterprise that revels in tedious art-house opacity.
January 28, 2014
Gorgeous and haunting, inscrutable but rewarding of scrutiny, writer-director M. Blash's The Wait achieves the rare distinction of being warm and unsettling at the same time ...
January 27, 2014
Icily beautiful story of loss-fueled floundering is long on mood and sense of place.
January 26, 2014
By the end, audiences will most likely feel as if they've been locked out of the drama that's presumably unfolding right in front of them.
January 8, 2014
Good cast, a promising premise, faintly chilling tone. But there's no payoff, here.