Women Talking

critic Reviews

, 90% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • While Women Talking sometimes forsakes entertaining drama in favor of simply getting its points across, its message is valuable -- and effectively delivered.
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    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    The subject matter is powerful, but despite a number of fine performances, Women Talking is never quite able to find its voice.
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    Tim CogshellFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    Plays like a fable... But it's sharp, and it's biting.
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    Amy NicholsonFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    It's a film with so much depth and, of course, one of the greater casts you'll see this year.
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    Chris HewittMinneapolis Star Tribune
    There is a lot of injustice in the world, "Women Talking" admits, but there are small, hopeful things we can do to make it a better place.
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    Odie HendersonBoston Globe
    “Women Talking” is full of phenomenal acting by a group of actors at the top of their game.
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    Shirley LiThe Atlantic
    To some, this may sound like the kind of verbose material more fit for a stage play than a film. But Women Talking, adapted by the writer-director Sarah Polley from Miriam Toews’s 2018 novel, is vibrant cinema.
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    Morgan RojasCinemacy
    Explosive, euphoric, and powerful, Women Talking is a passionate piece of filmmaking from all sides.
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    Kristian M. LinFort Worth Weekly
    The film manages to be hopeful in the face of a potentially grim subject.
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    Brett McCrackenThe Gospel Coalition
    Women Talking asks hard questions about Christianity without using those questions to discredit faith entirely.
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    Rob ThomasCapital Times (Madison, WI)
    “Women Talking” is one of the best films of the year and cements Polley’s status as one of the most interesting filmmakers working today.
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