I Will Follow
I Will Follow (2011)

An Official Selection of AFI Fest, Chicago International Film Festival, RiverRun Film Festival and Winner of the Narrative Audience Award at Urbanworld Film Festival, I WILL FOLLOW is a quiet drama that explores the surprising thirst for… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: March 11, 2011
DVD Release Date: August 22, 2011
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

There's smooth-jazz polish to the emotions, even the unpleasant ones, in "I Will Follow."

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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

Shows a certain amount of promise but often falls prey to easy emotional beats and an overall sentimentality when it should push for moments less obvious, more rare, true and insightful.

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Kam Williams

Congrats to Salli Richardson-Whitfield for delivering a career performance, here, and to Ava DuVernay for shooting such a thought-provoking meditation on mortality in just a couple of weeks and on a micro budget.

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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

I Will Follow, Ava DuVernay's triumphant feature debut, is a life-affirming portrait of a woman, Maye (Salli Richardson-Whitfield), juggling all kinds of loss.

John Hartl
Seattle Times

As a director, DuVernay handles her actors with care, though visually the picture sometimes betrays its shoestring budget.

Clay Cane

If you want a movie with a flawless script, passionate actors, tears and laughs that result in inspiration, then this is a must-see. 'I Will Follow' is a full dose of humanity and makes me proud to be associated with the film industry.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

This touching if insular drama about a woman grieving over the recent death of her aunt is well acted and incisively observed, although it's ultimately too low-key to have much dramatic impact.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

In one way or another, every emotion in this wonderful independent film is one I've experienced myself. Grief, of course. But also anger, loneliness, confusion and a sense of lost direction.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
Following the death of her aunt Amanda(Beverly Todd), a famed studio musician, Maye(Salli Richardson-Whitfield, of "Eureka") is packing up all of her… More