The Wait
The Wait (2014)

Who Determines What is Real? An enigmatic phone call from a psychic, catapults a family into a state of suspended belief while waiting for their recently deceased mother to be resurrected. One sister believes the claim, and the other… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: February 24, 2014
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Critic Score: 18% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Ms. Sevigny is the unsteady center of a movie that uses awkward silences, cryptic dialogue and self-consciously arty images to signify emotional limbo.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

I could no more tell you what it's trying to say than I could successfully stow away on the first space shuttle to Saturn, although I promise you that trip would be half as long.

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Mike D'Angelo
The Dissolve

When the climax finally arrives, it's a deliberate damp squib.

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Sara Stewart
New York Post

The dialogue is so vague, and the plot so minimal, it all feels like a rather pointless exercise.

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Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York

We're stuck watching two normally interesting performers moodily flail about, trying to lend weight to an enterprise that revels in tedious art-house opacity.

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Brent Simon
Screen International

Blash marshals considerable atmospheric forces, but his film collapses under the weight of oblique logic and plotting, lacking in either effective emotional payoff or the more skilled observational touch of a rumination on loss.

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Annlee Ellingson
Los Angeles Times

Questions mount and answers are slim, distracted by a score that veers from synth to symphonic.

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Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice

Gorgeous and haunting, inscrutable but rewarding of scrutiny, writer-director M. Blash's The Wait achieves the rare distinction of being warm and unsettling at the same time ...

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Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine

By the end, audiences will most likely feel as if they've been locked out of the drama that's presumably unfolding right in front of them.

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Flixster Audience Score: 21% Flixster User Reviews
Greg S
A young woman delays burying her mother after receiving a telephone call from a psychic saying that she will return to life. Title describes what the audience… More
Todd Smith
The Wait is the type of independent drama that the critics always love and that I usually hate. I decided to watch it though, because of one very special cast… More