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.
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 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 4, 2018
The ecosystem of behaviors and attitudes on display is so unnervingly sharp that some of us may well find ourselves wincing in recognition.
December 3, 2018
The film is invested with a visceral unease that cuts to the everyday heart of living in a fraught cultural mixing pot.
November 30, 2018
[A] compelling comedy-drama that, like all of the filmmaker's work, will get under a viewer's skin.
November 16, 2018
Tyrel is important in that it doesn't present the audience with obvious racist caricatures.
November 5, 2018
[Mitchell] lets you feel every humiliation and subsequent redemption while he's trapped in this dynamic.
September 15, 2018
Tyrel's refusal to leave the bounds of realism lends it a unique intrigue and unpredictability.
August 8, 2018
With his usual malice, Silva forces us to consider what social faultlines might be evident in the banter and bonding rituals...