Reviews: First Cow (2020)

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  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Cowriter (with novelist Jon Raymond)/director Kelly Reichardt returns to the Pacific Northwest for a simple tale of friendship rooted in the compromised beginnings of American capitalism.
  • Karl Delossantos @ Smash Cut Reviews
    • Excerpt: Like all of director Kelly Reichardt’s films, First Cow is a warm blanket of a story where the stakes are never overstated, the characters are grounded to Earth, and the filmmaking leaves you to be immersed in its simple joys.
  • James Jay Edwards @ The Big Smoke America
  • Richard Gray @ The Reel Bits
    • Excerpt: In this udderly enchanting piece, indie filmmaker Kelly Reichardt returns to themes of bromance and natural realism without milking her recurring motifs.
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: Those with the patience to luxuriate within a deliberate pace will be handsomely rewarded by this thoughtful tale.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @
    • Excerpt: A simple story about friendship. A revisionist Western reworking fables of masculinity and frontiers. A softly savage deconstruction of the American dream, of capitalism itself. An astonishing movie.
  • Charlie Juihl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: Kelly Reichardt is an idol in the world of independent film and First Cow will earn her even more acolytes who relish her more sedate and contemplative filmmaking style.
  • Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment
    • Excerpt: For a film that is so simple and understated, First Cow knows how to hit at some interesting aspects of culture.
  • [New] | Amir Siregar @ Amir at the Movies [Indonesian]
    • Excerpt: Like all Reichardt’s films, ‘First Cow’ requires the viewer’s attention, and patience with the leisurely pace and attention to minor detail – but such patience is rewarded.
  • Andrew Wyatt @ The Lens