Ida (2014)

From acclaimed director Pawel Pawlikowski (Last Resort, My Summer of Love) comes IDA, a moving and intimate drama about a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, discovers a dark family secret dating from… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: September 23, 2014
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Critic Score: 96% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Empathetically written, splendidly acted, and beautifully photographed, Ida finds director Pawel Pawlikowski revisiting his roots to powerful effect.

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Now that Paweł Pawlikowski's haunting Polish film has been nominated for a foreign-language Oscar, Ida is back in the conversation. Let yourself be enveloped by a modern cinema classic.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

Consider "Ida" the first offering in a summer celebrating Polish cinema and the latest masterpiece in a powerful tradition.

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Marty Mapes
Movie Habit

Slow, beautiful Ida is more impressive cinematically than narratively

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A.A. Dowd
AV Club

Nestled within its sins-of-the-elders narrative is a faintly charming cross-generational bonding picture, pairing a worldly cynic with a young girl taking her last gasp of secular air before giving her life to the Lord.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

In the end, Ida has to confront where she's come from, decide who she is and who she wants to be. Then again, don't we all?

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Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit

Deep undercurrents run beneath the simple surface

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Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly

With her brassy, determined aunt, Ida sets off to find answers and discovers life beyond the convent walls in this leisurely but satisfying journey.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

As the heroine who bounces back from one potential catastrophe after another, Trzebuchowska always suggests resilience. She's got a lot on her mind, but we know she'll survive.

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Jorge Ayala Blanco
El Financiero

A fascinating black and white film by Ryszard Lenczewski and Lukas Zal which demands a bigger screen. [full review in Spanish]

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
With a gorgeous and oppressive cinematography in black and white and aspect ratio of 1.37:1, this solid drama also does a flawless job in exploring the silence… More
Matt Goodman
Beautifully shot but painfully dull.
Spencer S.
This film isn't much interested in telling what is happening in the present, because the implications of the past are too great. A soon to be confirmed nun… More
Kevin M. Williams
A young orphan, literally at the door to her future, is told to go investigate her past and indeed why she is an orphan. Her only living relative, a worldly and… More
KJ Proulx
The Christian and Jewish belief systems are two very different ideals, and watching a woman raised as a nun, realizing she has a Jewish aunt was fascinating to… More
Greg S
In Poland in the late 1950s, an orphan is about to take orders to become a nun when she learns that she is actually a Jew; accompanied by her only surviving… More