The Daughter
The Daughter (2017)

After a fifteen-year absence, Christian (Paul Schneider) returns home to rural New South Wales for the marriage of his father, Henry (Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush), the wealthy owner of the local mill that's been the economic… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 27, 2017
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Critic Score: 76% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With The Daughter, debuting writer-director Simon Stone turns Henrik Ibsen's The Wild Duck into a thoughtful meditation on the bonds of family, friendship, and community.

Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

As any kind of introduction to Ibsen, this film is more a turnoff than a turn-on.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

The Daughter offers a good but sadly wasted cast, obscured in the eye-rubbing mist of a foggy Down Under countryside and struggling to rise above the sludge of a basic soap opera with literary pretensions.

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Sean Axmaker
Stream on Demand

Beautifully shot on rural Australia, capturing both the wild beauty of the countryside and the desolation of the failing economy, the film betrays no evidence of its stage origins...

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

Made with taste, skill and discretion, "The Daughter" demonstrates both the staying power of classic material and the risks inherent in bringing it up to date.

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Susan Wloszczyna
RogerEbert.com

The off-kilter handheld camerawork frequently chases after the figures as they move about. But there is no disguising that there's much more talk than action in The Daughter.

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C.H. Newell
Film Inquiry

The Daughter is a hauntingly beautiful portrait of two families torn apart by the secrets which connect them.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

While the acting draws us into the story, it plays like a daytime soap opera with really good actors and Australian accents.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

The characters don't have conversations so much as helpfully recite their back stories, and the long-buried secret is soon so obvious that the movie's last-act hysteria feels forced and a little ridiculous.

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Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com

The top-notch ensemble cast elevates an uneven but stylish adaptation that provides some haunting if improbable twists.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
I wanted to see this one at the cinema, so I was excited when the library got the DVD in. What can I say. Well acted, well made. Horrible ending. I think this… More