Tom at the Farm Reviews

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June 17, 2019
A spellbinding, artfully disciplined psychodrama worthy of a top-tier Hitchcock.
June 3, 2019
Tom and the Farm's characters make decisions based less in rationality and more in getting where the writer wants them to be. It's difficult to go along with the story when the gears in its machine are so easily exposed.
August 26, 2018
Tom at the Farm certainly has some flaws that are too big to ignore but in terms of genre filmmaking and acting, it's a decent watch.
August 22, 2018
Violence and sexuality have been explored on screen numerous times, yet Dolan brings a new, semi-successful twist.
August 22, 2018
The distance between Dolan and the source material works in the movie's favor, and the shrill histrionics that tend to hamper his more personal work are here tempered by formal rigor.
January 1, 2018
It's all a bit improbable, but Dolan -- who claimed never to have watched any Hitchcock before filming -- pulls off a Master-of-Suspense Psycho-drama, down to the scraping, disturbed violins.
February 21, 2016
Blends psychological-thriller elements with unexpected humor for a thoroughly unsettling plunge into a nightmare of fear and intolerance.
January 28, 2016
Grief, lies and webs of deceit are the flesh-eating monsters. The film exudes a living poetry.... Dolan has the ability to render any banal activity ominous.
September 2, 2015
While it sometimes struggles to shake its stagebound roots, there are moments of visual and dramatic beauty along the way.
August 19, 2015
With Tom at the Farm, Dolan is able to weave in ideas of familial and romantic replacement and their ultimately destructive consequences.
August 18, 2015
It's a tentative slow burn about the secrets we keep in the name of love, and it doesn't quite add up.
August 17, 2015
Elbow deep in the inner turmoil of its characters, with a good old-fashioned monster in Francis along with a good old-fashioned horror movie setting , the film passes quickly... but every shot counts, and every moment matters.
August 17, 2015
Tom at the Farm's unwillingness to give us all the answers sets it apart from wannabe psychodramas.
August 15, 2015
Shadows seep into nearly every frame of the film, but true darkness never coheres.
August 14, 2015
Fans of Dolan's work will no doubt appreciate that his core themes continue to resonate throughout, even if others may find the whole thing too strange to fully grasp.
August 14, 2015
There's something urgent going on with this French-Canadian director, and youth has a great deal to do with it.
August 14, 2015
There's not enough structure to these different threads. It could work on the stage where movement and place and time are necessarily compressed, but on film it feels artificial, not fully worked out.
August 14, 2015
[An] interminably glum and violent exercise, none-too-interesting proof of yet another gay director's obsession with S&M.
August 14, 2015
Slower and moodier than 'I Killed My Mother,' 'Heartbeats' and 'Laurence Anyways,' but just as formalist and darkly funny, and just as interested in finding sympathy for people who don't necessarily get it or even maybe deserve it.
August 13, 2015
The kind of domestic psychodrama that may have resonated on stage but proves pretentious and hermetical here, after some initial tension.
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