Nanny

critic Reviews

, 91% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Led by Anna Diop's strong central performance, the smartly disquieting Nanny is a promising debut for writer-director Nikyatu Jusu.
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    Kelechi EhenuloEmpire Magazine
    The ideas don’t always cohesively fall into place, but Diop’s nuanced performance and Jusu’s sublime direction make this a compelling entry in the horror genre.
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    Peyton RobinsonRogerEbert.com
    While its horror elements and overall structure lack gratification, it's the woman at its center and the submergence into her spirit that make it a poignant, wonderfully personal character study.
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    Pilar GalvanNPR
    The film is an experience for the senses; you'll hold your breath as you're consumed.
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    Manohla DargisNew York Times
    Diop’s delicate, fine-tuned performance works harmoniously with movie’s shape-shifting and with the other actors, especially Monaghan’s more full-bodied, quietly violent turn.
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    Robert AbeleLos Angeles Times
    A work of compassion and unease heralding a thoughtful, genre-probing talent.
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    Fran HoepfnerTheWrap
    It’d be better if “Nanny” leaned into its own ambiguousness and myth-making for its final act&#59; there is no need for the film to be quite as literal as it winds up being.
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    Michael J. CaseyMichael J. Cinema
    Feels like two movies, both pretty good, but neither wholly convincing. There is promise, though, and with a little luck, Jusu should land a sophomore project.
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    Robert KojderFlickering Myth
    A spellbindingly crafted, absorbingly acted tale of escalating problematic class dynamics and mystical dread
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    Patrick McDonaldHollywoodChicago.com
    This film has unexpected twists, & nothing is what it seems on the surface, including a wealthy couple who might not be who they are. This is a unique and spiritual experience into the immigrant lives in America, doing the work that never gets done. Diop!
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    Maria Lattilawhynow
    By combining striking visuals, a strong sense of unease and a brilliant performance from her leading lady, Jusu has crafted one of the strongest debuts in recent memory.
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