Tyrel Reviews

September 12, 2019
Even though Jason Mitchell is quite strong... [Tyrel] goes in no direction at all.
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 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 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 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 4, 2018
Tyrel is essentially Microaggressions: The Movie.
December 4, 2018
Rather than go all-in on exploring heavy issues regarding race, appropriation, depression, and anxiety, Silva chooses to teeter on the edge before letting the thought dissolve into nothing.
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
In this case however, it seems like the editors should get credit for fluffing up a series of dull sequences into a head-scratching but cohesive movie.
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 5, 2018
[Mitchell] lets you feel every humiliation and subsequent redemption while he's trapped in this dynamic.
August 8, 2018
With his usual malice, Silva forces us to consider what social faultlines might be evident in the banter and bonding rituals...
February 21, 2018
Every time this fly-in-the-buttermilk scenario leans toward satire, it reminds you that you're really watching a horror movie.
January 30, 2018
Tyrel observes how wounds can fester, doing damage long after unaffected parties would have assumed everything was fine.
January 25, 2018
Like paranoid Tyler himself, we go to that worst-case scenario and Silva has a blast emphasizing every bit of microaggressive whiteness on display, from their constant flow of spiked Irish coffees to a hit parade of whiny R.E.M. songs.
January 23, 2018
A film with a very off-the-cuff energy designed to make people uneasy but that doesn't amount to nearly enough in the end.
January 23, 2018
Tyrel is one of Silva's] less-adventurous offerings, but it still fits neatly into a career steeped in innovative explorations of human behavior
January 22, 2018
This is a fast and lean film, an absolute workout for its outstanding cast and a devilish roller coaster ride for audiences.
January 22, 2018
Not an especially pointed commentary about race or anything else, this lively, unpleasant seriocomedy nonetheless does very well at capturing the queasiness of being alone and uneasy at a party you immediately know you won't fit into.