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Vox Lux Reviews

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December 17, 2018
Interesting idea, but nihilism has rarely been this boring.
December 17, 2018
Despite a go-for-broke performance by Natalie Portman, the combination of real-world horror and celebrity fluff mixes together about as awkwardly as you might expect.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 17, 2018
This drama set in the pop music world has plenty to say, but its delivery of its message doesn't quite work. Still, Portman's nervy performance and the movie's dazzling cinematography and haunting music make it worth a look.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 17, 2018
I wouldn't call Vox Lux a bad movie by any stretch ... [even though it] ignores a promising premise and concludes in a pedestrian, if artful, way.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
December 17, 2018
Corbet's blisteringly bleak social commentary on fame-obsessed society, though buoyed by committed performances, feels pointless with characters few would want to spend time with.
December 16, 2018
Vox Lux will likely go down as one of the year's most invigorating and perplexing films.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 16, 2018
Natalie Portman and Jude Law anchor the sails of "Vox Lox's" crazy madness, but they can't stop director Brady Colbert from tethering too far into the abyss.
Full Review | Original Score: C
December 16, 2018
Portman struts into this unfortunate story of our times well after it begins and entirely makes it her own.
| Original Score: 3/5
December 16, 2018
You can take it as it is and be disappointed, or see it as something fuller, richer and rewarding. Either way, your reaction will be far from passive.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
December 15, 2018
an ambitious, unwieldy, and ultimately confounding portrait of artistic ascent and moral decline in the high-stakes world of pop music
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 15, 2018
Natalie Portman is as convincing a pop star icon as she is a legendary actor. Part of what makes Portman the most daring of performers is her wondrous ability to navigate a scene.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 15, 2018
This flashy, deeply flawed mess of a musical melodrama is pretentious poppycock.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
December 14, 2018
Vox Lux is a cross between Life Itself director Dan Fogelman's most offensive impulses and a backward version of A Star is Born
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 14, 2018
Through it all, Natalie Portman is a gamer, but in the case of this neon nightmare of a film, it was Game Over long before she hit the concert stage.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
December 14, 2018
"Vox Lux" is a haunting mashup you can't avert your eyes from.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 14, 2018
A Star Is Boring.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
December 14, 2018
While provocation done with a purpose can reveal big truths, I question whether Vox Lux pushes past the shock value. What point is the film grappling to make about this kind of senseless bloodshed and the role of pop music in times of trauma?
December 14, 2018
Portman's performance is brave and hard to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 87/100
December 14, 2018
Long after it has passed the point where most people will have written it off, it is still up there swinging wildly for the fences. And yet, all that swinging makes no difference if it never actually connects with anything.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 14, 2018
Vox Lux won't help Portman's career much, but a misstep for the right reasons is not something to deride.
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