Still Alice
Still Alice (2015)

Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a diagnosis of Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease, Alice and her family find their bonds thoroughly… More

Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 16, 2015
DVD Release Date: May 12, 2015
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Elevated by a gripping performance from Julianne Moore, Still Alice is a heartfelt drama that honors its delicate themes with bravery and sensitivity.

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

While it's no surprise that Moore is so good, "Still Alice" has an unexpected trick up its sleeve: the sweetly gentle performance of Kristen Stewart, as Alice's actress daughter Lydia.

Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

Sorrow-laden and moving, Still Alice isn't gratuitously grim nor is it easily sentimental. There's humor here -- vaguely gallows-like, perhaps but also earned.

Molly Haskell
Film Comment Magazine

It's the intent of this moving film to capture something that for obvious reasons is rarely attempted in memoir or movie, i.e., the experience of the deadly disease from the perspective of the sufferer rather than the caregivers.

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Rafer Guzman
Newsday

A modest drama, but Moore's heart-wrenching and Oscar-nominated performance makes this a must-see.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

The great strength of the film is that it never resorts to cheap sentimentality. The facts themselves are hard enough, crushing enough.

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Boon Chan
The Straits Times (Singapore)

The performances prevent the film from becoming totally generic.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

The movie is harrowing, as any story about Alzheimer's should be, but Moore gives it an extra layer of gravity and heartbreaking inevitability.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Still Alice is accurate and compassionate, and anyone who has known someone with Alzheimer's will appreciate the film's sincere intentions.

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Tara Thorne
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

Kristen Stewart, fresh off the weird festival entry Clouds of Sils Maria with Juliette Binoche, is just as good here as ultimately the only unselfish member of this disappointing family. But come and stay for Moore, an actor for this and all ages.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Really well done, but so sad. Definitely couldn't watch this more than once!
Alice Shen
Julianne Moore is pretty dang good as a fifty-year-old linguistics professor who learns that she has Early-Onset Alzheimer's. Moore's eyes are… More
Film Crazy
Moore is phenomenal in this beautifully compelling drama. There is just something it lacks!
Carlos Magalh„es
Moore is terrific in this heartbreaking drama, conveying with full abandon every painful stage of a dreadful disease as her character struggles to hold on to… More
Spencer S.
This film was adapted from the book of the same name by Lisa Genova, and the story deals with a fifty year old woman who is diagnosed with early onset… More
KJ Proulx
Driven solely by the character of Alice, there is nothing really remarkable about this film aside from the performance of Julianne Moore. There is a very… More