Reviews: I’m Thinking of Ending Things (2020)

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  • [New] | Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice
    • Excerpt: A psychologically complex and macabre exploration of identity, family, memory, and much more.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: His third film finds him adapting Iain Reid’s ‘unfilmable’ award winning debut novel and yet it is unmistakably Kaufman, his themes of identity, depression and doomed relationships now literally shrouded in death.
  • Rich Cline @ Shadows on the Wall
    • Excerpt: As the story meanders along, it becomes a mind-bending exploration of life’s biggest questions, a movie we feel without fully understanding
  • Karl Delossantos @ Smash Cut Reviews
    • Excerpt: I’m Thinking of Ending Things combines a darkly comedic tone with a bleak atmosphere to make for a haunting portrait of a relationship on the rocks.
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: I thought about “ending” this movie many times while watching it.
  • Jeremy Kibler @
    • Excerpt: Too audacious and richly designed to outright dismiss but too precious to completely embrace, “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” does get one thinking they are having an existential crisis.
  • Alan Mattli @ Maximum Cinema [German]
    • Excerpt: With “I’m Thinking of Ending Things,” Charlie Kaufman further cements himself as an uncategorizable force to be reckoned with – something cinema can never have enough of.
  • Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat
    • Excerpt: Once you accept that you’re never going to understand its rhythms, this Netflix production reveals itself to be incredibly substantive.
  • Simon Miraudo @ Student Edge
    • Excerpt: We’re trying to describe this Charlie Kaufman movie without spoiling it. Pray for us.
  • Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com
    • Excerpt: We can numb our pain with imagination. This is [Jake’s] life, dreams, and tragedies playing fast and loose with truth and desire. It’s who he is and whom he wishes to be.
  • João Pinto @ Portal Cinema [Portuguese]
  • Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies
    • Excerpt: Charlie Kaufman‘s latest mind-massager is another intensely subjective and literate tour of the lonely corridors of the mind, where nothing is as it seems. It’s one of his strangest offerings— particularly when it reaches an irrational finale that departs from the source novel—but perhaps what distinguishes it the most is the exceptional ensemble acting…
  • Josh Taylor @ www.forgetfulfilmcritic.com
    • Excerpt: I’m Thinking of Ending Things will probably become a richer experience with repeated viewings. It is a puzzle box of a movie. With his sardonic dark humor and preoccupation with existential crisis, Kaufman has made one of the most challenging and interesting movies of the year.