Dandelion

critic Reviews

, 70% Fresh Tomatometer Score
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    Kimberley JonesAustin Chronicle
    The story, alas, is colorless and flat: a terribly earnest picture of two sad people looking for somebody or something to jump-start their battery.
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    Nicolas RapoldNew York Times
    Riegel and the cinematographer, Lauren Guiteras, use the camera like a vessel for Dandelion’s sense memories.
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    Courtney HowardAV Club
    While it begins on a promising note and intermittently strikes the right chords, this cinematic symphony sours during its crescendo when it should be intensifying, bringing its stirring sentiments together in resounding harmony.
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    Kate ErblandindieWire
    While “Dandelion” plays out over a few short days, the duo pack plenty into those spare hours, as their passion bleeds into the music and then back out again.
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    Steven Nguyen ScaifeSlant Magazine
    So much of making art is about confidence, and while Nicole Riegel has set aside some of the clattering obviousness of her debut feature, 2020’s Holler, she still doesn’t fully trust her textured images to do the talking.
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    Brian TallericoRogerEbert.com
    “Dandelion” takes its time visually and narratively, respecting how creativity comes with ups and downs.
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    Don ShanahanEvery Movie Has a Lesson
    We feel that tingling levity as the audience and cannot help but be swept away all the same. Dandelion peaks and then teeters on the ramifications of this new union.
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    Russ SimmonsKKFI-FM (Kansas City)
    “Dandelion” is as lightweight and flighty as a dandelion seed.
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    Hope MaddenMaddWolf
    Riegel’s depiction of intimacy, in the core relationship as well as the act of creation, is tactile: fingertips, chords, a rock’s surface, veins throbbing in a throat.
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    Mark DujsikMark Reviews Movies
    By the time the movie returns to the practical and personal elements of its main character's journey ... the movie has pushed her too much to the side of her own story.
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