Tully Reviews

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January 29, 2019
Playing with the tricks of the mind, Tully feels more contrived than astute, having the skilled group of actors working hard to avoid further damage.
December 21, 2018
There's a decent story trapped somewhere inside that's just waiting to get out, but Tully sadly misses the mark.
October 28, 2018
The film's third act ventures into darker territory, a welcomed surprise, which leads to an ending that left me unsatisfied. Reitman doesn't end "Tully" on an ambiguous note yet the resolution I sought never materialized.
October 12, 2018
What could've been a no frills examination of the trials of being a mother becomes a supreme test of one's patience as Diablo Cody dusts off a tired cliché and tries to refurbish it with some profundity.
October 8, 2018
The flim-flam mode of filmmaking that has defined Reitman's recent trajectory remains steadfast.
September 10, 2018
I think part of the problem is Reitman. With his style, he's really stretching to make a point. What feels gritty at first turns to a movie of extremes.
August 20, 2018
Tully is slightly laboured, and after a long and intense one only gives birth to a conversation starter rather than a game changer.
August 14, 2018
...for long stretches, "Tully" is a drama-less drama.
June 26, 2018
Can't resist even the most obvious cliches. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 22, 2018
Obviously, something is not quite right with Tully, and something is also not quite right with Tully, either. There are too many head-scratching moments that will pull viewers out of the action.
May 23, 2018
Tully endorses the very conditions it pretends to expose.
May 18, 2018
History doesn't always repeat itself... [Full review in Spanish]
May 16, 2018
The script is written in a clumsy and primitive way, a pattern that gets worse as each scene goes on. [Full Review in Spanish]
May 11, 2018
The real twist would have been if we had been able to watch and appreciate how Marlo had to actually earn her ever-after the old-fashioned way.
May 10, 2018
Tully quickly becomes condescending and cruel - the script's mean-spirited jokes mocking 21st-century suburbanites are intensely off-putting.
May 10, 2018
Mary Poppins by way of bleary-eyed Middle America, substituting the idea that life gets better - or love means sacrifice - for a childish fantasy involving the healing powers of a 20-something, Greta Gerwig-type free spirit.
May 9, 2018
Mary Poppins it ain't.
May 9, 2018
Maybe with a revision or two, that twist might have worked. Sadly, though, it just doesn't.
Top Critic
May 7, 2018
Tully fails on every level except one: Charlize Theron wakes it from its lethargy, takes it by the jugular, and squeezes until it yells.
May 7, 2018
Tully is a walking film script, and the best thing that can be said about the film is that a group of very talented actors works very hard to make its contrivances pass as plausible.
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