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Vox Lux Reviews

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December 8, 2018
Portman arrives in the film like a force of nature, tearing into her role with reckless abandon. Portman is so much fun to watch behaving badly that viewers may actually root for her to self-destruct; she is that entertaining.
December 7, 2018
Vox Lux doesn't bother to answer any of the questions, just tosses them at us like Molotov cocktails. No matter.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 7, 2018
The twin forces of trauma and celebrity create a toxic portrait of pop-culture stardom in Vox Lux, featuring a primal scream of a performance from Natalie Portman.
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December 7, 2018
The magic of the movie is exactly this: its grand ambitions, the way it reaches for the stars just as Celeste commands all her "little angels" to do.
December 7, 2018
[A] dead-on portrait of a lost soul who may never quite find herself but who makes an uneasy peace with what the world has made of her.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 7, 2018
Vox Lux is a discomfiting, trying movie that also has the confidence to establish its particular perspective and see it through to the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 7, 2018
Vox Lux is a singular experience, for better and occasionally worse, and it heartily stands apart from the crowd of other stories about ingénues.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 7, 2018
The film is an onslaught, sometimes silly, sometimes profound, but always riveting and emotional, and dazzlingly sure of itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 7, 2018
At times, "Vox Lux" can be devastating. In the blink of an eye, it can turn to a pitch black comedy and satire. There's commentary galore, ready to leave you bewildered as you exit the theater.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 7, 2018
"Vox Lux" has the makings of a great movie, but it ends as just a very good one. Corbet is still finding his voice, the first act goes on too long and Portman's Celeste is the only character that feels truly fleshed out.
December 7, 2018
Corbet has apparently gotten the same memo as other directors: that it's better to leave the audience wanting more and to top the film with a flourish.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 6, 2018
Brady Corbet's numbingly difficult, ambitious, challenging Vox Lux lives at the intersection of today's dark reality and the need for escapism.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
December 6, 2018
VOX LUX is not particularly an easy movie to recommend --- I actually don't. However, if you are a fan of Portman's you will not want to miss her in this.
December 6, 2018
The musical numbers are literally jaw-dropping and Portman's singing and gyrations make the film worth seeing.
December 6, 2018
Corbet has made an insidious little masterpiece, one that uses modern techniques and a modern visual lexicon to show you everything that's absolutely dead within modernity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
December 6, 2018
Corbet's ominous yet loving look at 21st century America is timely, poetic, and compelling.
December 6, 2018
Portman is such a magnetic, commanding presence that Vox Lux is better every moment she's on screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 6, 2018
"Vox Lux" is an audacious story about a survivor who becomes a star, and a deeply satisfying, narratively ambitious jolt of a movie.
December 6, 2018
An artful evisceration of the entertainment industry, with Portman's unhinged diva hitting a high note.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 5, 2018
Portman delivers a master class in appalling celebrity misbehavior... It's an arresting, boldly alienating screen performance that destabilizes the movie even as it brings it together.
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