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Wildlife Reviews

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November 14, 2018
"Wildlife" is the kind of movie whose low-key hush could get lost in all the buzz over the big-name, holiday-season releases. Sometimes, though, it's the quiet ones who make the most noise.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
November 14, 2018
Wildlife features some truly wonderful actors plying their craft at the highest of levels. And I didn't believe a one of them for a cold minute.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 13, 2018
A quiet film, but it sneaks up on you, gaining in emotional urgency as it goes on.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 12, 2018
[Dano] and his co-writer/real-life partner Zoe Kazan have drawn from their rich theatrical trainint to craft an internal drama that resembles classical directors with stage origins.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
November 12, 2018
Although it is actually quite a talky film, it's not unnecessarily expository.
November 12, 2018
Mulligan finally emerges from the shadow of An Education, giving us a seemingly grown woman, in all her charm and selfishness, who still has some growing to do - an education, just of a different sort.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 12, 2018
Wildlife...feels like one of those films you expect to be brilliant only to realise halfway through that it's merely OK.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 12, 2018
Jeanette is a wonderfully puzzling creation: at times you applaud her spirit and liveliness, at others you wish she'd remember to protect her poor son from her wild excesses.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 12, 2018
Mulligan is imperious in an excellent three-way cast, as woodwinds and setting sunlight float through the frame.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 11, 2018
Dano is not yet an Antonioni, but he has an eye for alienation which should serve him well in the future.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 11, 2018
... a portrait of the artist as a young man, [the artist] just doesn't know it yet.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 11, 2018
With the exception of Mulligan, whose sharp-edged performance begins to overpower the otherwise muted, rather mannered film, it feels too neatly mapped as a whole.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 9, 2018
Dano and his cohorts have made an evocative film that will quietly break hearts but should also make Oklahomans' swell with state pride.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 9, 2018
"Wildlife" is one of the best movies of the year, and a hard one to shake.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 9, 2018
Mulligan trembles like a souffle on the verge of collapse, and her unfortunate son can do little but watch and listen and do his best to grow up much too fast. Truth be told, it's his story - but it's Mulligan's movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 9, 2018
The harder Dano tries to make the movie feel cinematic (and boy, does he!), the more stagy it feels.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 9, 2018
[Dano's] restraint and acute grasp of nuance are mirrored by three outstanding central performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 9, 2018
Mulligan is brilliant at showing her internal conflict, the swings between doubt and determination, and the need to be loved as a woman, as she tries to find a better place for herself and her son in an unequal world.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 9, 2018
An assured debut from Dano and a genuinely heartbreaking portrayal of regret from Carey Mulligan with a final scene that will break your heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 8, 2018
This is a movie that delights in confusion and in not giving its viewers enough of a reason to stay interested in that murkiness of its very unlikable characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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