Where Is Kyra? Reviews

April 25, 2018
"Where is Kyra?" is a small story - there's much about its main character that we'll never know - and a terribly sad one. But it's a remarkable showcase for Pfeiffer, who'll break your heart in every scene.
April 12, 2018
Pfeiffer is good - she's always good, and raw, and effective - but watching her here is like seeing her under glass from a block away.
April 12, 2018
This woman may be lost to the world, but in Dosunmu's quietly shattering vision, she is also unexpectedly, triumphantly found.
April 12, 2018
Gosh, but it's good to have Michelle Pfeiffer back.
April 11, 2018
Picoult's screenplay is frustratingly slight, never evolving beyond...one note.
April 9, 2018
The script, by Darci Picoult, does little to illuminate thoughts, plans, and lives; the banal dialogue is delivered at a slow and pause-riddled pace, as if to infuse it with meaning and emotion that it doesn't contain.
April 6, 2018
It's a performance of such nuance and vulnerability, so quietly catastrophic in communicating this woman's accumulation of loss.
April 6, 2018
Michelle Pfeiffer is stunning as a desperate, near-destitute woman whose life is shrouded in darkness.
April 6, 2018
Where Is Kyra? finally allows [Pfeiffer] to explore the darker, unvarnished side of her talent and gives her the opportunity to do perhaps the best work of her lengthy, eclectic career.
April 5, 2018
That we watch the ticking moments of Where Is Kyra? with so much concern is a testament to the filmmakers and cast determined to elevate her unnoticed life.
April 5, 2018
As a statement about the economic insecurity inherent in American capitalism, "Where Is Kyra?" has grim power.
April 3, 2018
It ultimately doesn't have much to say apart from the basic observation that life is very, very hard for people with zero resources. But it depicts that punishing world with singular artistry.
April 3, 2018
At every beat, Pfeiffer poignantly conveys Kyra's misery, from the quieter hopeless moments to the more frantically despondent. And the actress' finesse makes it worth the watch.
February 2, 2017
Pfeiffer is nothing short of heartbreaking in a part that requires her to be completely unvarnished.
January 27, 2017
It's been years since we've been treated to a great Michelle Pfeiffer performance, and Where Is Kyra finally gives her that platform.
January 26, 2017
Rarely on film has the sheer debilitating exhaustion of poverty been so clearly conveyed.
Top Critic
January 26, 2017
A soul-searing Michelle Pfeiffer makes a welcome return in Andrew Dosunmu's difficult, visually stunning essay in psychic pain.
January 25, 2017
Where is Kyra? sheds a most exquisitely modulated penumbral light on those in the margins of society that would normally remain invisible.