We Have Always Lived in the Castle Reviews

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May 16, 2019
The movie, though, which was adapted by Mark Kruger, is all surface polish and play-acted oddness, from the cloying symmetry of the stalely composed shots to the cartoonish depiction of some awfully complicated - nigh perverse - family relationships.
May 16, 2019
Passon creates a very strong sense of mid-20th-century New England. And if the story's eventual tragedies feel inevitable, it's because we have always lived with them.
May 16, 2019
Under Stacie Passon's precise direction, this gothic fable of isolation and violence expertly treads a fine line between tragedy and camp.
May 15, 2019
Passon's attempt at slow-burn never really ignites. And so We Have Always Lived in the Castle is not exciting, eerie, or intriguing, just boring.
May 15, 2019
A treat for your eyes! I loved everything about this movie, including the poison!
October 17, 2018
While the overwrought dialogue does test attention spans, its prevailing message - humanity is malignant and inherently wicked- and the hint of something more cryptic makes Passon's film beautifully disturbing.
October 1, 2018
We Have Always Lived in the Castle shows off Stacie Passon's directorial flair, and both Farmiga and Daddario are exemplary in roles that would be difficult to translate off the page.
September 26, 2018
Farmiga and Daddario both give the sisters their all, their expressive eyes and porcelain features never utilized better visually, but summoning ferocious passion underneath, making every scene teeter on the edge of explosion.
September 25, 2018
Passon... sharply channels the author's atmosphere of dread, paranoia, and isolation, making the past feel prescient.
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