Montana Story

critic Reviews

, 87% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Montana Story takes a gut-wrenching look at family trauma, brought brilliantly to life by Haley Lu Richardson and Owen Teague.
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    Matthew MonagleAustin Chronicle
    Introduces an element of finality to the American West...part of a new wave of films that herald the death of the Western.
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    James BerardinelliReelViews
    An intimate story of tragedy and reconnection that is no less riveting than the terrain where it transpires.
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    Randy MyersSan Jose Mercury News
    This is a reflective, sensitive feature in which the stunning cinematography of stark Montana landscapes compliment the mood and further the accomplishments of the thoughtful performances and story.
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    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle
    The film constitutes a breakthrough for Teague and confirms the promise that Richardson showed in “Five Feet Apart” and “Edge of Seventeen” — a powerhouse in the making.
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    Tim CogshellFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    A very heavy family drama. Ultimately it is very uplifting, which is what I like most about it.
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    Bill GoodykoontzArizona Republic
    Richardson and Teague, meanwhile, are magnetic...Their story is personal, yes. But their performances make it universal, and make “Montana Story” a story worth telling.
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    Peter CanaveseCelluloid Dreams
    A well-worth-seeing domestic drama&#59; more backstory than story, beautifully shot with a pleasant sense of place, sensitively acted and directed.
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    Chris KnightNational Post
    It feels at times as though the script is being purposefully indirect to pad out the film’s almost-two-hour runtime and give more space for gorgeous scenery. That’s not altogether a bad thing, as the leads give lovely performances.
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    Liam LaceyOriginal Cin
    Though ambitious and heartfelt, Montana Story risks feeling like an illustrated thesis about Western mythology.

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    Erik ChildressMovie Madness Podcast
    There are not many actors today doing it as well as Haley Lu Richardson. Her ability to communicate her thoughts at any given moment without saying a word is what the great ones are made of.
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