Maudie (2017)

MAUDIE, based on a true story, is an unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke) hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maudie (Sally Hawkins) to be his housekeeper. Maudie, bright-eyed but hunched with crippled… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: June 16, 2017
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Maudie's talented cast -- particularly Sally Hawkins in the title role -- breathe much-needed depth into a story that only skims the surface of a fascinating life and talent.

Bob Mondello

Maud's life was constricted, but her gaze was expansive. And so is her movie.

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Matthew Lickona
San Diego Reader

An unsentimental but emotional film for anyone who suspects in their heart of hearts that suffering really is the only thing that makes anyone worth a damn.

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Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

Although the material is slight, the humanity and its universality make it cinematic, if not entirely satisfying.

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Adam Graham
Detroit News

An oddly affecting love story about burying the hurt and trudging forward in the face of pain and finding your own version of happiness.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

What shines through is the beauty of Guy Godfree's cinematography - the light has a lovely, soft stillness to it, like a painting - and a remarkable performance by Hawkins, whose impossibly wide smile seems to bring the sun.

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Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

While neither of the central characters is especially likeable, it is the dynamic of the unusual relationship between them that sparks our interest.

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Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Maudie" is a work of art.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

While it's far from timeless drama, this wistful character study of a lonely woman and a lonely man who find each other in coastal Nova Scotia has a winning, twee charm.

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Dorothy Woodend
The Tyee (British Columbia)

The story, the characters, and the place, there is beauty in each one, but they fail to conjoin.

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Flixster Audience Score: 93% Flixster User Reviews
John C
Fantastic acting by Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke (wasn't John Hawkes available) in a story that proves love can be expressed in so many different forms.… More