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A Woman Under the Influence Reviews

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Richard Brody
New Yorker
May 3, 2013
The primal violence that binds men and woman has rarely been evoked as plausibly or intensely as in this 1974 drama.
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
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Keith Phipps
AV Club
March 29, 2011
Falk and Rowlands -- in performances of almost indescribable intensity -- detail a marriage anchored by love, but tossed by the expectations of others and the unpredictable swell of madness.
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Tim Grierson
Village Voice
October 20, 2009
Falk and the rest of the cast are exceptional -- even the smallest roles feel spot-on -- but Rowlands is the film.
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November 12, 2008
Rowlands' performance in the title role is one of those tour de force numbers available only to screen players of alcoholics and lunatics.
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
An astonishing, compulsive film, directed with a crackling energy.
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Nora Sayre
New York Times
May 9, 2005
The most frightening scenes are extremely compelling, and this is a thoughtful film that does prompt serious discussion.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Perhaps the greatest of Cassavetes' films.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4