Tyrel Reviews

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September 12, 2019
Even though Jason Mitchell is quite strong... [Tyrel] goes in no direction at all.
July 17, 2019
A real groaner masquerading as some kind of fascinating woke thriller.
April 28, 2019
Silva goes to great lengths to replicate the psychological horror people of colour are put through often by oblivious, even well meaning whites.
April 6, 2019
Tyrel works best as an examination of masculinity and race. It's fascinating and Silva is smart enough to let the camera just observe his subjects and let the audience make their own conclusions about what's unfolding on screen.
February 6, 2019
Tyrel breaks at the weight of its own ambition, feeling like an undergraduate exercise in tension. Sadly, even that tension is wasted.
February 6, 2019
Tyrel is a strange, uncomfortable, but poignantly accurate portrayal of subtle racism in America. Racists that think they are cool, but when folks starting burning portraits of Jesus and calling women 'black hoes" - you know it's time to bounce.
December 22, 2018
This quietly perceptive low-budget drama effectively tackles contemporary race relations with subtle ambiguity rather than raucous provocation.
December 17, 2018
As with many of Silva's previous films, Tyrel is so personal in its execution that it feels like eavesdropping.
December 13, 2018
Tyrel is a lab experiment with no insight into feelings of otherness beyond the blinding light directed at its wigged-out subject.
December 13, 2018
Tyrel is Get Out if you removed the horror, most of the comedy, and the point.
December 11, 2018
Silva and the cast adeptly build a sense that something is badly wrong here.
December 10, 2018
What Silva's created in Tyrel is far less hyperreal, which makes it far more terrifying as the open-ended nature of the film raises far more questions than answers.
December 8, 2018
Silva's most political work yet--though it is sly and subtle, the intention is palpable, the emotions elicited all too real, and ultimately, "Tyrel" proves to be a fascinating entry in his body of work.
December 7, 2018
Silva makes a chamber orchestra of unconscious prejudice and passive-aggression out of his all-bro ensemble, with Mitchell's performance as the violin solo at the center of it that grows from a tentative tremolo to lonesome wail.
December 7, 2018
For anyone who hopes to disarm race issues by confronting them directly and infusing a measure of humor into the mix, "Tyrel" is a film that will hit you with a cold slap.
December 6, 2018
A tense social satire that speaks to its moment even if it ends with a fizzle instead of the cathartic gut-punch you're waiting for.
December 6, 2018
Silva doesn't make the most of the opportunity he sets up for himself to go to some truly provocative places.
December 5, 2018
Lots of swearing, partying in aimless indie dramedy.
December 5, 2018
I've seen far worse movies this year, but I've not seen one that left me feeling as indifferent and bored as this one.
December 5, 2018
[W]e start to wonder if writer/director Sebastián Silva has any real goal with this movie, other than to make us uncomfortable.
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