Woodshock Reviews

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September 30, 2017
The directors of Woodshock are Kate and Laura Mulleavy, the sibling founders of the Rodarte brand. They clearly have an eye for fashion. As filmmakers, they clearly have an eye for fashion.
September 29, 2017
A baffling and unnecessary third-act coup de théâtre abruptly crashes a comedown from the elaborate high.
September 29, 2017
Kate and Laura Mulleavy ... give everything the hazy feel of a nearly forgotten dream. They have a knack for creating and sustaining a heavy mood, but that mood is overburdened by the questions that surround the narrative.
September 28, 2017
Orbiting her like vague moons are three young men-her concerned husband, her cagey boss at the dispensary, and an adenoidal young admirer-most of whom seemed as puzzled by the situation as I was.
September 28, 2017
There's daring in the film's slow unfurling. The problem, though, isn't one of patience but of payoff. "Woodshock" is beautiful but it's all chassis, a root-dead tree that crumbles beneath the ax.
September 28, 2017
The Mulleaveys know how to make pretty, pointed pictures, but they haven't yet figured out what to do with them.
September 28, 2017
The movie turns you, the audience, into the one person at the party who isn't high.
September 28, 2017
Defiantly inscrutable, "Woodshock" can test a viewer's patience, yet the filmmakers' consistent self-confidence creates an alluring, oddly hypnotic effect.
September 26, 2017
Woodshock is a study of a mind's stoned studying, of its slipping in and out of a haze, rather than one of a mind's unraveling or snapping. It's just as interesting as that sounds - you'll either embrace it or find it agony.
September 25, 2017
Woodshock is both gorgeous and pretentious in equal measures, and it's hard to reconcile the fact that you don't get one without the other.
September 25, 2017
The movie unfolds in a fog of grief and guilt-a state of affairs instead of a plot, and a serious test of the viewer's patience.
September 22, 2017
Frst-time filmmakers Kate and Laura Mulleavy work to connect Theresa's mourning with the devastation of the forest around her. They do so with occasional, gorgeously realized success, and with an equal amount of directorial disorientation.
September 22, 2017
It's all pseudo-significant, film-school twaddle, totally lacking in momentum and character development.
September 22, 2017
Dunst has been a very good actress to a very long time, and she does what she can with the role - except there is no role. Lost on screen without a backstory or even much dialogue, she's left to stare out the windows, searching for a thought.
September 21, 2017
Sibling directors Kate and Laura Mulleavy's Rodarte brand made them overnight couture stars; with their filmmaking debut, lightning has not struck twice.
September 21, 2017
Fashion powerhouse Rodarte crosses over into the film world with a tedious but tremendously expressive exercise in subjective cinema.
September 21, 2017
There are a lot of half-complete ideas among the sisters' jumble of imagery, but trying to tie them together is a fitfully enjoyable, if ultimately fruitless experience.
September 20, 2017
Character development and motivation are practically nonexistent, and the already-thin plot pushes ambiguity to the point of incoherence. It's like Nocturnal Animals, if the whole movie were Amy Adams taking a bath.
September 20, 2017
Depressingly dull and terminally inarticulate.
Top Critic
September 4, 2017
The vicarious intrigue of watching someone else's increasingly distant drug trips burns out pretty fast, leaving viewers with an abstruse fusion of stoner cinema and slow cinema that plays to no obvious audience.
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