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Reviews: Still Alice (2014)

still_aliceReviews for this film from our members:

  • Marco Albanese @ Stanze di Cinema [Italian]
  • [New – 5/25/15] | Sean Axmaker @ Parallax View
    • Excerpt: It’s the kind of performance that doesn’t just support a film, it gives the film its breath of life.
  • Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire
    • Excerpt: It’s full of forced, false moments (including, God help us, a Big, Moving Public Speech) and boilerplate storytelling, and their desperation is particularly rancid at the end, when in lieu of saying anything moving or profound, they simply shoplift the ending of ‘Angels in America.’
  • Tim Brayton @ Antagony & Ecstasy
  • Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice
    • Excerpt: A caring and compassionate portrait of a linguistics professor stricken with early onset Alzheimer’s. carried home into our hearts by Julianne Moore’s mesmerizing performance.
  • Bill Clark @ From The Balcony
    • Excerpt: As films about people with devastating diseases go, Still Alice is understated, thought-provoking, and written and directed with a steady hand.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: In this adaptation of Lisa Genova’s novel, one is left wondering why anyone would want to be Alice at all.
  • Carlos del Río @ El rincón de Carlos del Río [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: ¿Y Julianne Moore es para tanto? Pues sí; se podría decir que aquí hace lo más parecido a una interpretación perfecta.
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: Still Alice works and, at times, with assured, depressing clarity.
  • James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
    • Excerpt: Julianne Moore’s Masterful Performance Anchors ‘Still Alice,’ A Film That Is As Heartfelt As It Is Heartbreaking
  • Sarah Gopaul @ Digital Journal
    • Excerpt: Julianne Moore delivers an outstanding performance in ‘Still Alice,’ in which she portrays a woman diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s.
  • Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: Profoundly eloquent and empathetic…
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: Julianne Moore renders an extraordinary achievement in a drama that sits comfortably in the sudsy water of a sentimental tearjerker.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: Julianne Moore’s terror at watching her own emotional and intellectual life slip away is palpable, and much scarier to me than any slasher movie.
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: Certain ‘Oscar-bait’ moments could easily have led to overacting and tear-jerking manipulation, yet both the filmmakers and actors recognize they shouldn’t overdo it. There is not much else to Still Alice other than Moore’s performance, a very strong yet only reason to see the film.
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: With beautifully understated direction, true writing and, of course, Moore’s fearless, deeply empathetic performance, “Still Alice” strikes a tough but sensitive chord that reverberates longer than any manipulative TV movie on the same subject ever could.
  • Emanuel Levy @ www.EmanuelLevy.com
    • Excerpt: Julianne Moore’s towering, Oscar-caliber performance elevates this mediocre film above its melodramatic trappings
  • Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer
    • Excerpt: Julianne Moore continually amazes me.
  • Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys
  • João Pinto @ Portal Cinema [Portuguese]
    • Excerpt: Embora “Still Alice” nunca se aventure a explicar ou justificar questões científicas relativamente à Doença de Alzheimer, conseguimos perceber, de uma forma ligeira e não muito expressiva, os principais pontos negativos desta doença e como esta afeta quem a desenvolve e quem cuida de quem a desenvolve.
  • Jason Pirodsky @ Expats.cz
    • Excerpt: Julianne Moore won an Oscar for her portrayal of a college professor suffering from Alzheimer’s disease in the affectionately-performed but grossly melodramatic Still Alice, a Disease-of-the-Week movie in which an A-list cast struggles with banal Lifetime TV material.
  • Jamie S. Rich @ DVDTalk
    • Excerpt: Visually, Still Alice is indistinct and bland; as writing, it’s predictable and shallow. What the pair has cooked up is essentially a Lifetime Channel disease-of-the-week movie with a better vocabulary.
  • Sarah Ward @ FilmInk
Updated: June 25, 2015 — 10:09 pm

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