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Wildlife Reviews

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March 19, 2019
A slow-burning, but searing portrait of a family and marriage in crisis.
February 28, 2019
Mulligan, Gyllenhaal, and Oxenbould shine in Dano's fiery 1960s drama about a fracturing family.
February 6, 2019
Carey Mulligan is giving a career best performance very reminiscent to Jessica Lange in Blue Sky and we all know how that turned out for THAT Oscar winner. The depths of emotional despair she exudes are dizzying, but spot on.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
February 2, 2019
The performances are smartly delivered, with Gyllenhaal at his most hang-dogged at times and Mulligan her beautiful but unsure self.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 1, 2019
Dano is 34, his partner and screenwriter Zoe Kazan is 35, and they have adapted a novel by Ford, who is 74. [ Mulligan] the tremulous center of it all, is 33. I cite the ages with certain wonderment at the seeming authenticity of Dano's work in every way.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
January 31, 2019
This closely observed family portrait, a study of loss and trauma, comes in tones of pervasive sadness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 27, 2019
Wildlife is a film of haunting pain that's often left unspoken, but that crackles with inescapable force and feeling.
January 23, 2019
What Dano aims for is something trickier: understanding these characters and the forces animating their decisions without necessarily identifying with them.
January 22, 2019
For his part, Dano adheres to a delicate realization, without a false note. [Full review in Spanish]
January 18, 2019
A small-scale and affecting directorial debut.
January 7, 2019
It's a remarkable and poignant debut that's worth seeking out.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
January 3, 2019
Few could play a character so ordinary with as much empathy as Oxenbould brings to the role. He's one to watch, here and in the future.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 25, 2018
[A] solemn and soul-searching period piece family drama. Wildlife is an affecting, low-key gem of an absorbing story that packs an unassuming punch regarding a portrait of a dysfunctional family unit lost in heartbreak and indecision... thought-provoking
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 20, 2018
Such a superb showcase for fine, fine actors.
December 17, 2018
Don't treat this as a family's end when it's actually three separate lives readying new beginnings.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
December 13, 2018
The emotions are sometimes raw, but there are no hysterics, no melodrama, and the performances are measured and honest.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 12, 2018
There are many reasons to cherish tender family drama Wildlife. Chief among them is Carey Mulligan, who gives by some margin the finest performance of her career
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 9, 2018
If the strikingly handsome, emotionally chilly Wildlife itself occasionally runs the risk of feeling a bit like we're watching a still life, that's ultimately eclipsed by Dano's exceptional work with his actors and the film's wondrous visuals.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 7, 2018
Even with the dissolution of love at the forefront, this film finds love, humor, and several jaw-dropping moments that make this one of the strongest dramas this year. It's as if Dano is celebrating the past, while satisfied with starting a new chapter.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
December 7, 2018
Dano and Kazan have deftly adapted a bittersweet, haunting work into a movie that retains the tone while bending the argument toward pragmatic feminism.
Full Review | Original Score: 90/100
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