God's Creatures

critic Reviews

, 92% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Painfully raw yet rewarding, God's Creatures explores the limits of a mother's love with an outstanding Emily Watson leading the way.
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    Ty BurrTy Burr's Watch List
    The beautifully rough-hewn locations, excellent performances from Watson, Mescal, and Aisling Franciosi, and a sustained air of simmering unease make this worth a look.
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    K. Austin CollinsRolling Stone
    God’s Creatures is a quiet movie, but its emotional drift is violent; Watson and Franciosi are particularly effective at giving us women being swept up into the currents.
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    Stephanie ZacharekTIME Magazine
    It’s a chilly film but not a heartless one; sometimes the nature of forgiveness is captured best in a small sliver of light.
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    Odie HendersonRogerEbert.com
    Yet another movie about a mother realizing too slowly that her son may be a dangerous sociopath.
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    Noel MurrayLos Angeles Times
    The movie carefully illustrates how some places develop their own ideas of right and wrong, that to outsiders can seem like a localized madness.
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    Kimberley JonesAustin Chronicle
    Beautifully acted and stubbornly resistant to easy catharsis.
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    Dana Han-KleinWe're Watching What?! Podcast
    Though paced somewhat unevenly, Watson and Mescal give shining performances that elevate this dark drama.
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    Jeff MitchellPhoenix Film Festival
    In this secluded noir, Emily Watson delivers a profound performance as a flawed woman churning with guilt and shame.
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    James VerniereBoston Herald
    A dark, Irish tale set in a small fishing village. Emily Watson is mesmerizing as the weakening matriarch of a family that is falling apart.
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    Joey MoserAwards Daily
    God’s Creatures belongs to Watson’s gaze, and she burns through the screen.
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