Woman Walks Ahead Reviews

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January 1, 2020
Impressively skirts usual awkwardness of white privilege amidst suffering minorities...Sitting Bull (charismatic Michael Greyeyes)...in beautiful scenes of gorgeous West.
July 17, 2019
A strong film made from a weak premise that it cannot overcome, no matter how powerful the pedigree behind and in front of the camera.
October 29, 2018
It's a would-be prestige picture that aims for something higher and misses.
October 22, 2018
An ideal role for Chastain, luminous in radiating both Weldon's ferocity and unadorned admiration of Sitting Bull, who is played with gravitas but also an ingratiating lack of pretense that makes the burgeoning friendship between the two feel authentic.
September 12, 2018
Woman Walks Ahead doesn't accomplish all that it could, but it's far from a bad film, or even a mediocre one. It avoids over-romanticizing the American West, even as it trades on romance.
July 21, 2018
Jessica Chastain and Michael Greyeyes are perfect for their roles, as is the entire supporting cast. Add in great cinematography and musical score and you have a very entertaining film.
July 21, 2018
Though based on an empowering story, and containing two fine performances by both Michael Greyeyes and Jessica Chastain, its choppy pacing, unimposing cinematography, and underdeveloped characters make it an unfortunately forgettable endeavor.
July 21, 2018
...a finely etched character piece that does not disrespect the people that the time betrayed.
July 6, 2018
A portal into the Western frontier revealing the prevalence of racism and sexism.
July 6, 2018
Susanna White and Jessica Chastain's Woman Walks Ahead is well-meaning but bland, another white savior among natives story.
July 5, 2018
Susanna White's biographical drama is a little traditional and occasionally a little stiff, but the growing relationship between Weldon and Sitting Bull at its center offers rich emotional rewards.
July 2, 2018
As a New York widow who travels to South Dakota in 1889 to paint Sitting Bull, the stellar Jessica Chastain can't save this Hollywoodized frontier biopic from grave historical inaccuracy.
July 2, 2018
Jessica Chastain and Michael Greyeyes bring smarts and chemistry to this worthy Western.
July 2, 2018
...A solid, if highly fictionalized, Western biopic that brings a largely forgotten historical feminist figure to light
June 29, 2018
Weldon and Sitting Bull deserve better. So do we.
June 29, 2018
Woman Walks Ahead is too often one step behind in making us care.
June 29, 2018
... emphasizes melodrama while shortchanging historical context and meaningful insight to supplement its intriguing backdrop.
June 28, 2018
The good intentions it carries out to the plains don't make up for the tentative falseness at its center, a hero who could herself benefit from a portraitist's clear vision.
June 28, 2018
A well-intentioned but ultimately disappointing film that is perhaps afraid of its own subject.
June 28, 2018
It's all ridiculously romanticized and self-serving. But the performances are so good and Michael Eley's vistas, shimmeringly shot in New Mexico, are so stunning, it feels churlish to resist
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