White Bird in a Blizzard Reviews

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June 18, 2016
Woodley reminds us that she's not just the hippie queen of YA adaptations, but a bracing actress who's not averse to taking some gutty risks.
March 8, 2015
This dreamy/nightmarish weirdie finds Araki reining in his anarchic excesses with rewarding results, as his satirical sensuality reaps the benefits of a heavily orchestrated deadpan formality.
March 6, 2015
Araki blends film noir-like elements with an engagingly offbeat, Adrian Mole-like look at adolescence.
March 6, 2015
Is cinema broken? How is that a film by a director as significant as Gregg Araki ends up with such a tiny release? And an excellent film, at that?
March 5, 2015
The film falls to pieces at the end, but this is a watchable, well-acted drama, and Woodley gets better and better.
March 5, 2015
A more restrained effort from Araki than the headrush of Kaboom, there's plenty of fun to be had in Eva Green's Joan Crawford-esque turn as the vanished lady.
March 5, 2015
An absorbing portrait of a woman, Gregg Araki continues to play exquisite corpse with film form.
March 5, 2015
Is this a coming-of-age story or a whodunit? This heightened, luxurious melodrama...makes you wonder if the two genres are quite as different as you first thought.
November 25, 2014
"A melodrama about numbness and detachment, writer-director Gregg Araki's adaptation of Laura Kasischke's novel is a paradox on paper and an anesthetized dud on screen."
November 20, 2014
Green in particular seems to be channeling the bride of Frankenstein for half her scenes. It's an awkward mix of styles, and it doesn't work.
October 31, 2014
An enjoyable, if uneven, adaptation of Laura Kasischke's coming-of-age novel about a teenage girl whose mother vanishes into thin air.
October 30, 2014
'White Bird in a Blizzard" develops engine trouble early on, right around the time it asks us to accept Eva Green as a desperate suburban housewife.
October 30, 2014
Oh, the small-town/suburban horror of it all.
October 30, 2014
"White Bird in a Blizzard" is an odd little concoction, a coming-of-age story that, only in passing, is also a mystery.
October 30, 2014
There's a fine line between stylized and campy, and Araki defiantly crosses it, in any number of cringe-in-your-seat, can-you-believe-this-dialogue, my-gosh-that-feels-fake moments.
October 25, 2014
"White Bird" isn't about the disappearance of a mother but, rather, the emergence of a young woman -- plus, a reminder that a young actress is continuing to come into her own.
October 24, 2014
[An] evocative, gorgeous, occasionally maddening film.
October 24, 2014
Marries trite coming-of-age pap with half-hearted murder-mystery suspense to create a work of staggering pointlessness.
October 24, 2014
Grounding White Bird in a Blizzard and providing its warmth, however, is Woodley.
October 24, 2014
I'm not suggesting that all films need a grand purpose, but "White Bird in a Blizzard" doesn't work as mystery or character study.
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