Wakefield Reviews

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October 18, 2019
The real reason so see Wakefield is the tour-de-force performance Bryan Cranston brings to it.
December 21, 2018
An ode to discontent and resentment, a story of self reflection that's as thought provoking as it is imperfect.
August 21, 2018
The exploration of the self in the way it's presented in "Wakefield" is both brave and daunting to watch at times, but the journey, minus the conclusion, is certainly worth it.
December 19, 2017
Beyond a few flashbacks, Wakefield is a one-man vehicle for Cranston, who is fantastic, cycling through the variety of emotions that comprise Howard's breakdown and disappearance from his own life.
November 26, 2017
Wakefield feels like it is a modern day version of Rear Window but without all the thrills...in this character study that stars Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston.
August 5, 2017
Cranston is excellent in the central role, with Garner (who deserves a more vibrant career) offering solid support.
July 14, 2017
Wakefield illustrates what white privilege is all about - the ability to step out of one's own life, abdicate responsibility, and still one's loved ones are OK, their safety, livelihoods, and overall quality of life remains intact.
July 11, 2017
Swicord's movie is about the angst of a rigorously constructed and airtight suburban life...she arrives at an intricate mosaic style that accommodates both eloquent portraiture and deft tableaux.
June 26, 2017
The film seems at least peripherally aware that what he does to his family is unconscionable, so the pathos comes from the bitter irony of the cost of his new found self-awareness.
June 22, 2017
A heightened portrait of the modern American male in mid-life crisis...that fascinates even when it doesn't fully convince.
June 9, 2017
Far from an action-packed thriller, this cerebral look deep inside a very disturbed mind is as hypnotic as it is unsettling.
June 8, 2017
What a fine performance by Jennifer Garner, playing a character we see almost totally through the filter of her husband's viewpoint.
June 1, 2017
Cranston delivers a minimalist performance that not only keeps our attention but earns it. His natural charisma and emotional range not only bring Howard Wakefield to life but awaken what could have turned into a slumberous cinematic experience.
June 1, 2017
Working from her own screenplay, director Robin Swicord delivers a film that balances wry humor and sly introspection.
May 31, 2017
A dramedy worth seeing with an engrossing performance by Bryan Cranston.
May 30, 2017
Cranston is extremely impressive as a damaged, resentful soul - a man second guessing his own worst fear. Himself.
May 30, 2017
Above all, Wakefield acts as an allegory for the process through which men must go to stop externalising their own issues against women.
May 29, 2017
. This is a film of primal intensity, and of the most aetherial of metaphysical prospects.
May 27, 2017
Cranston, as much as you hate his character, is magnificent. No shock there. But what is surprising -- and pleasantly so -- is Garner, who does almost all of her acting without a word of dialogue.
May 26, 2017
Thanks to another terrific Cranston performance, we hang in there.
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