Poser

critic Reviews

, 85% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Distinguished by striking cinematography and a killer soundtrack, Poser is a coming-of-age story with a convincingly youthful swagger.
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    Richard WhittakerAustin Chronicle
    Ultimately, it's as profound as the stoned guy on a couch, musing on the taste difference between a single chip folded on itself and two chips stacked.
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    Simon AbramsRogerEbert.com
    No real person acts or looks like Lennon does, not until you’ve blown up their human qualities to a hatefully over-sized scale.
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    Jeannette CatsoulisNew York Times
    A drifting psychodrama whose menace builds with excruciating slowness.
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    Alexandra Heller-NicholasAWFJ Women on Film
    This is no navel-gazing, regional subcultural circle jerk; sometimes dark, frequently self-depreciative and often dryly funny, there is a sad, bleak heart to Poser that is where its ultimate impact is contained.
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    Wendy IdeScreen International
    [An] intriguing psychodrama about fitting in and finding a voice.
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    Kate ErblandindieWire
    Spiky, funny, feverish, and more than a little nail-biting.
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    James VerniereBoston Herald
    An indie Midwest Persona.
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    Oscar GoffBoston Hassle
    Poser avoids the typical punk-movie pitfalls of sloppy self-indulgence (though there is a little of that) and presents a nuanced protagonist and a very clever third-act twist.
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    Dennis Harvey48 Hills
    The answer comes a little too late and too hurriedly to be effective—Poser feels like a character study that decides to become a thriller as a last-ditch stab at narrative definition.
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    Filipe FreitasAlways Good Movies
    The directors spin this provocative low-key story with smart observations on obsession and character, finding the appropriate form while distilling nerve, charm, and some eccentricity in the mix.
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