Tully Reviews

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May 3, 2018
Tully is that rare movie that I wished were longer, in order to spend more time with two fascinating characters who could potentially have been part of one mother of a tale.
May 3, 2018
Not many films address motherhood with as much irreverence and insight as "Tully."
May 3, 2018
More often than not, Tully comes across as a group of relatable characters marooned in a story with nowhere to go.
May 3, 2018
Ms. Theron and Ms. Davis make a pleasurable, watchable pair - Ms. Davis is obviously happy to be the moon to Ms. Theron's sun - but "Tully" isn't really interested in the sustaining joys of female bonding.
May 3, 2018
What holds the film together are a couple of really strong performances by Charlize Theron and Mackenzie Davis. They have a terrific, and unique, chemistry that helps smooth over a few rough patches.
May 3, 2018
[Tully] features Cody's hyper-verbal brand of snark, cynicism and subtle poignancy, but it's tinged with the wistful perspective that comes from hard-earned maturity and experience.
May 3, 2018
Captures the complete exhaustion of parenthood in funny and profound fashion.
May 3, 2018
At its spiky, intermittent best, "Tully" is the best work Cody has done in the conventional feature format since "Juno."
May 3, 2018
Theron does minor miracles in the lead, her eyes registering Marlo's pride, insecurity, desperation, and rage, all under the smiling surface of the capable mom next to you at the supermarket.
Top Critic
May 2, 2018
You can see in Theron's overly caffeinated eyes and slumped back the layers of loneliness and self-loathing that finally burst through, demanding change. Their truth, if taken seriously, could reorganize millions of lives.
May 2, 2018
It's surely one of the most authentic portrayals of young motherhood that we've had - and it's not like that's a much chronicled subject for Hollywood.
May 2, 2018
Charlize Theron was destined to specialize in bruising comedy.
May 2, 2018
Much but not all of this movie's good work is undone by its silly and unconvincing ending.
May 2, 2018
It's smart, funny and bursting with ideas about the joys and rigors motherhood and reckoning with the past and the future.
May 1, 2018
Theron holds the movie in her hands and gives it to us like a gift; one we accept with joy.
May 1, 2018
That it works as well as it does is thanks to a screenplay that largely drops Cody's signature sarcasm - so often used to mask painful underlying secrets - for a voice that is much more raw and direct.
May 1, 2018
Tully encapsulates the psychological process of maturity with pithy humor and vertiginous insight.
May 1, 2018
Messy, but then again, so is motherhood.
April 30, 2018
But [Jason] Reitman and especially [Diablo] Cody approach the material with the freshness of filmmakers still learning new things about themselves, still figuring out how to reconcile their grown-up selves with who they may have been in youth.
April 30, 2018
...a major movie about motherhood in which Cody's signature sarcasm has deepened into anxiety, exhaustion and wisdom -- she's truly becoming a voice for the ages.
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