Reviews: Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)

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  • Andrea Chase @ KillerMovieReviews
    • Excerpt: (McCarthy) has presented the bona fides that firmly establishes her credentials as a serious actress.
  • Chris Feil @ The Film Experience
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: The chemistry of actors Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant elevates Can You Ever Forgive Me? from something very good into something pretty great.
  • [New] | Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight
    • Excerpt: While cinema has often depicted writers as intellectuals and neurotics, which is based on a modicum of truth, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” gives us a glimpse at a writer who embodies those traits, but whose inability to relate to those around her and to avoid self-defeat make for a compelling seriocomedy.
  • Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See
    • Excerpt: It’s an intriguing enough, if predictable, story, well-constructed in most regards, but the performances from Melissa McCarthy and Richard Grant, and the friendship between Lee and Jack, sell the film and make it worth watching.
  • Jared Mobarak @ The Film Stage
    • Excerpt: Heller therefore earns the ending’s sympathy despite what could have become a no-holds-barred escapade before it. She never forgets that these are real people rather than caricatures. They may not earn our forgiveness, but they definitely deserve our empathy.
  • Frank Ochieng @ Screen Anarchy
    • Excerpt: Mischievous and darkly compelling. McCarthy’s penetrating performance as a flawed feminine wonder corrosively stuck in her ambitious misdeeds in the name of artistic rejection is an absolute revelation. McCarthy is in redemptive mode with a knockout turn
  • Jonathan Richards @ Pasatiempo
    • Excerpt: The fascination of Can You Ever Forgive Me (the title is from a forged Dorothy Parker letter) is the sense of impending dread it weaves built upon the basic human fear of being found out. If it occasionally meanders toward the borders of sentimentality, McCarthy’s uncompromising crustiness keeps this criminal enterprise honest.
  • Don Shanahan @ Every Movie Has a Lesson
    • Excerpt: https://www.everymoviehasalesson.com/blog/2018/10/movie-review-can-you-ever-forgive-me
  • Courtney Small @ Cinema Axis