Victoria Reviews

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September 1, 2019
That the handheld camerawork often ceases to "feel" like a single-take movie is testament to how well the actors draw the audience in.
May 24, 2019
Victoria doesn't really aspire to be anything more than a self-contained genre piece, and that makes its silliness both easy to swallow and easy to make fun of at the same time.
April 10, 2019
Victoria is superbly executed, character-driven, and full of twists and turns that will keep you watching and riveted to the screen at all times.
March 30, 2019
VICTORIA unfolds in real-time and hits life's imperfections and meandering beats along the way, transcending the crime drama into something of rare beauty.
November 4, 2018
What director Sebastian Schipper gets entirely wrong is to assume an automatic profundity and import by simply co-opting the technique of a single-take.
August 23, 2018
Deft performances, especially from Laia Costa in the title role, but much patience is required before the going gets good.
August 3, 2018
For all its failings and divisive choices, this is a movie that wows... Beyond the sheer effort that went into enabling this unbroken optical illusion, both the director and his principal cast show unmistakable promise.
December 4, 2017
Don't let the incredibly ballsy yet excellently executed one take angle be the only reason you check out Victoria
October 24, 2017
One moment of undeniable brilliance explains why she embarks on such a dangerous nocturnal adventure but can't stop the film from slowly descending into underworld cliché and unconvincing melodrama.
October 10, 2017
The story itself would seem too clichéd without the immediacy of the presentation. In the end it's more stunt than drama, though at its best an exhilarating stunt.
August 14, 2017
Every time you think there's a limit to their stupidity and bad decisions, you're proven wrong. It gets worse.
January 2, 2017
There are some huge narrative implausibilities, but Schipper's virtuoso style propels us through his characters' highs and lows. Ace performances, too.
August 16, 2016
What's really remarkable is how you'll forget this is a one-take wonder as the characters and story takes hold. Brilliantly engineered, coolly executed, Victoria is a triumph.
July 26, 2016
Reminiscent of Michael Haneke's Funny Games in its sudden flare-ups of terror and horror, Victoria must be one of the great films of 2016.
June 1, 2016
An excellent piece of cinema.
May 31, 2016
The characters act so moronically that you lose any trace of sympathy for them.
May 25, 2016
The two-hour-plus single-take gimmick disappears into the background as the implausibility and the flatness of the protagonist come to the unfortunate fore.
May 16, 2016
One of the year's best.
May 6, 2016
Filmed with overflowing intelligence and impeccable composition, this narrative transcends its coreographied nature to submerge us organically into the happenings that a young Spanish woman goes through on one crazy night. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 11, 2016
One of the most breathtaking films of the year, this ambitious story shifts from a slacker romance to a heist thriller without skipping a beat.
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