Woman at War (Kona fer í stríð) Reviews

May 3, 2019
This quirky Icelandic-language dramedy about an unassuming choir conductor from Reykjavik turned notorious eco-terrorist has a prodigious go-for-broke central performance from Halldora Geirharosdottir.
May 2, 2019
Woman at War takes a sidelong glance at what it means to look, sound and act like a fighter - one hellbent on serving the world's greater good.
April 29, 2019
The film has a bone-dry sense of humour, though the quirk level is turned up just a fraction too high.
March 14, 2019
The droll absurdity of Nordic cinema acquires an eco-terrorism edge in Woman at War, a movie filled with dualities and one singular performance.
March 14, 2019
at War" exudes a puckish sense of humor even as it deals with dire matters.
March 7, 2019
The director's admiration and affection for Halla is clear, as are his activist sympathies, and they are put across with a lightness and a mild absurdity that make for a warmer experience than the material suggests.
March 6, 2019
It's a reflection of Erlingsson's confidence, both in his audience and his own filmmaking skills, that he leaves the final interpretation up to us.
March 4, 2019
An artful fable that examines what it really means to save the world, Benedikt Erlingsson's "Woman at War" is the rarest of things: A crowd-pleaser about climate change.
March 1, 2019
Whenever you start thinking that the movie is one thing or the other, Mr. Erlingsson switches tones blithely, keeping you wondering what the next development will be. The result isn't perfect, but it's joyously audacious.
March 1, 2019
Erlingsson has a magnetic heroine in Geirharðsdóttir, who's lithe and athletic without being a show off, and underplays as a good soldier would.
March 1, 2019
Cinematically and philosophically rewarding from start to finish.
February 28, 2019
Not to get all alliterative about it, but "Woman at War" is something wonderful.
February 28, 2019
Approaching weighty themes with a very light touch, Benedikt Erlingsson's "Woman at War" is an environmental drama wrapped in whimsical comedy and tied with a bow of midlife soul-searching.
September 6, 2018
A wry, idiosyncratic comedy that communicates important topical messages while never being less than a joy to watch.
August 8, 2018
With this mini-saga about a middle-aged choir mistress with a sideline in eco-terrorism, [Benedikt Erlingsson] has ventured into more traditional storytelling territory but retained a wacky sort of outsider humor.
May 30, 2018
Beneath the playful surfaces - musical interludes, quirky neighbors, happy smiley eco-terrorists, Rube Goldbergian sabotage attempts - lie some uncomfortable truths about citizenship, family, and privilege.
May 14, 2018
Offbeat, poignant and visually exquisite.
May 14, 2018
What Woman at War has above all is a terrific premise; and by that token, a terrific opening scene.
May 14, 2018
Is there anything rarer than an intelligent feel-good film that knows how to tackle urgent global issues with humor as well as a satisfying sense of justice?