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.’
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.