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Wildlife Reviews

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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
December 3, 2018
Not always easy to read, Wildlife nonetheless entangles us in the lives of characters who defy easy definition.
November 29, 2018
An excellent directing debut by Paul Dano. A subtle, yet powerful family drama, that includes a career-best performance by Carey Mulligan. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 28, 2018
Adapted from Richard Ford's book of the same name, Dano and his partner Zoe Kazan have made one of the most insightful, deeply intelligent, and profoundly moving films of the year in Wildlife.
November 27, 2018
[Mulligan] has an expert deadpan too, delivering lines sharpened like arrowheads.
November 23, 2018
...an astonishingly assured directorial debut for Paul Dano, who might have played Joe a decade or two ago.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
November 22, 2018
Dano can direct, the cast can act, and you will be bummed out for all the right reasons.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.35/5
November 18, 2018
Expect Dano to find work behind a camera again.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 16, 2018
The jittery physicality of Mulligan's portrayal is frequently surprising.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 16, 2018
Wildlife starts slow, but the performances bring you in.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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