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Vox Lux Reviews

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January 26, 2019
Many of Corbet's ideas are half-baked--on the surface, Vox Lux is a mess of popstar clichés and when you dig deeper it's a convoluted jumble of opinions about the aging societal idol.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
December 14, 2018
Ultimately, the indulgent "Vox Lux" comes across like a puzzling leaked demo that hasn't been finessed into a cohesive song.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 5, 2018
Though Natalie Portman is captivating, Vox Lux bites off more topics than it can chew in attempting to dissect modern obsession with celebrity -- and violence
Full Review | Original Score: C+
December 6, 2018
Even the most inane, saccharine pop song has more to say than Vox Lux.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 7, 2018
Portman gives her all, but it's in service of a film trying to say too much, and in turn, saying almost nothing. Corbet just isn't able to make his thesis a compelling one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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 6, 2018
Even after a second viewing of Vox Lux I still feel something is missing for me.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 7, 2018
Raffey Cassidy is the best part of the movie, but when the film deviates its focus over to Portman (and I can't believe I'm saying this) it takes a major shift for the worse.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 6, 2018
Vox Lux is a film without the hooks to deliver its meaning.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 26, 2018
The last 12 or so minutes of Vox Lux undermine what preceded it like a cruel punchline.
December 7, 2018
Vox Lox is as much of an assault as it is a ghost, lingering close to making an impact on us but never really landing.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
December 13, 2018
A film that starts with a bang and ends in a fizzle, Vox Lux impresses before it disappoints.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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 5, 2018
Brady Corbet's film promises great things, and there are kernels of ambitious, fascinating ideas throughout, but they don't pay off.
November 11, 2018
Vox Lux is an eccentric, shallow story of musical narcissism that hobbles Natalie Portman with a grating caricature of pop stardom.
December 13, 2018
In a true capitalist maneuver, Vox Lux absorbs our own nihilism, wraps it in a shiny package, and sells it back to us at a profitable markup.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 18, 2018
Vox Lux's concerns with façade are interesting but it leaves the film itself to only scratch at the surface with weak dialogue and unconvincing performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 17, 2018
Just like his previous film, The Childhood of a Leader, Corbet's technical skill as a director is undermined by his inability to subtly convey his themes, or even make his characters sound like normal human beings in their most grounded moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
December 7, 2018
Vox Lux is no Black Swan.
September 12, 2018
Vox Lux pursues a Freudian argument without any concept of the workings of the unconscious-and perhaps even the conscious.
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