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Wildlife Reviews

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November 15, 2018
From the outset, Dano's direction is nicely understated. Joe realizes something is wrong between his parents, but he does not know what it is or why. He simply feels the tension in the household.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 15, 2018
It's a story of its time, unfolding pre-women's lib, and Jeanette feels an inner frustration she can't even give voice to. But as "Wildlife" quietly rages, Mulligan lets it be felt.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 15, 2018
In a film of stand-out performances, Mulligan's is the most fully realized, unspooling Jeanette's desperation and discovering suppressed, buried pieces of herself from moment to moment.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 15, 2018
Carey Mulligan is mesmerizing in poetic portrait of unraveling family.
November 15, 2018
Carey Mulligan delivers another outstanding performance in Paul Dano's directorial debut. "Wildlife" is a must-see!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 14, 2018
Paul Dano's directorial debut paints an emotionally distant picture
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 14, 2018
Paul Dano's directorial debut Wildlife lands not with a thud but a slow caress, to be inhaled and ruminated on, its stagnant images billowing into your lungs.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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 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
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