Thelma Reviews

December 4, 2018
This odd, disturbing film is visceral but ultimately unsatisfying.
August 20, 2018
Thelma lacks well-drawn subtext for its characters. Its politics are spelled out in unrewarding fashion, turning the film into an homage of better work rather than standing alone as uniquely frightening or thought provoking.
November 17, 2017
Sad to say, this is a story you've seen before.
November 10, 2017
This examination of spirituality and independence is mildly unsettling and provocative, yet ultimately bogs down by trying to juggle too many disparate elements.
November 10, 2017
Trier manages to make a movie about passion that feels almost completely detached, right to the end.
November 10, 2017
There's too much undeniably impressive filmmaking to dismiss Thelma; there's too much uncertain storytelling to actually recommend it.
November 3, 2017
It's just not particularly good.
October 16, 2017
"Thelma" is a fascinating mess of a movie made by a talented filmmaker, but some of the directions this film goes to feel too abrupt and overtly conceived
September 23, 2017
Thelma's transition into a paranormal thriller doesn't complicate its initially potent character study.
September 13, 2017
Where it's going is fascinating enough yet without an undercurrent of the human life caught in this horror, Thelma feels too stark an exercise. The film leaves us with its ideas on a theoretical level rather than a gut-wrenching one.
September 11, 2017
Thelma plays like a Wachowski sisters or M. Night Shyamalan movie minus any of the earnestness or fun.