Slalom

critic Reviews

, 100% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Led by Noée Abita's outstanding central performance, Slalom offers a moving account of oppression and abuse in the guise of mentorship.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Randy MyersSan Jose Mercury News
    It's tough stuff, but worth it.
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    Tomris LafflyRogerEbert.com
    By telling a story we've all heard a million times before (and perhaps even experienced first-hand to some degree) plainly and bravely, Charlène Favier reaches something urgent and devastating with her feature debut.
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    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    "Slalom" has smart insights about our sports industrial complex, sexual misconduct within the system and the way teenagers are thrown into the fire and forced to fend for themselves.
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    Katie WalshLos Angeles Times
    Favier keeps a laser focus on Lyz's subjective experience, with a frank and unflinching eye on the moments both euphoric and gut-wrenching.
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    Bilge EbiriNew York Magazine/Vulture
    The film is too rich and too human for any kind of categorization. But for all its beauty, it's also quite an unsettling watch - a delicate, authentic look at the complicated ways in which abuse works.
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    Teo BugbeeNew York Times
    The writer and director, Charlène Favier, had previous experience as a competitive skier, and she is attentive to the textures of mountainside sports and how abuse plays out in this setting.
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    Roger MooreMovie Nation
    Charlène Favier's harrowing drama lives in the fragile psyche of a 15 year-old star-in-the-making, a victim before she knows what hit her.
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    Jon NegroniThe Spool
    Favier clearly spent a profound amount of time and energy giving this character study all the time and care it deserves, highlighting the ways abuse - at its most subtle and overt - can warp every aspect of your life.
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    Diane CarsonKDHX (St. Louis)
    "Slalom" makes a strong statement, addressing the victimization head on without ever exploiting the repulsive interaction with titillating moments, as too often happens with molestation stories.
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    Neely SwansonEasy Reader (California)
    This is a film that deserves to be seen, and then seen again.
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