Thelma

critic Reviews

, 99% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • A stellar showcase for the talented June Squibb, Thelma avoids cheap laughs as it finds the lighter side of some serious issues.
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    Dwight BrownDwightBrownInk.com
    Viewers will love the main and supporting characters that inhabit Thelma’s world and the ones she meets along the way.
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    Philip De SemlyenTime Out
    Thelma is neither as funny nor as Marmite-y as Little Miss Sunshine, a kindred spirit in the quirky indie realm, but its light shines in myriad little character beats.
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    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    At 94, screen veteran June Squibb gets her first leading role and carries the movie with style.
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    Kylie BolterChicago Reader
    This action-comedy leaves room for plenty of nuance about aging and autonomy.
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    Brandon David WilsonRogerEbert.com
    “Thelma” is a young filmmaker’s touching and funny tribute to the olds.
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    Leonard Maltinleonardmaltin.com
    If it weren’t for casting a bona fide nonagenarian in the title role, Thelma might not work at all. But it doesn’t pander to its audience and treats its characters with dignity and a dash of comic exaggeration.
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    Carla HayCulture Mix
    The vigilante comedy Thelma achieves a rare balance of being hilarious, harrowing, and heartwarming, even with some plot holes. June Squibb is a delight in this unique movie about a 93-year-old grandmother seeking revenge on con artists who scammed her.
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    Sarah MarrsLainey Gossip
    Thelma is a treat, the kind of sincerely thoughtful yet entertaining film that doesn’t come around very often, but when it does, it’s well worth seeking out.
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    Jason FraleyWTOP (Washington, D.C.)
    If you thought June Squibb was hilarious in her Oscar-nominated role in "Nebraska," she's even funnier here -- now in her 90s with comedic timing for the ages. I laughed out loud over and over again as the film mines laughs from aging without making fun.
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    Ray PrideNewcity
    A brisk, playful star vehicle... a sweet step above now-traditional cute “indie” attractions while remaining an adventure-fantasy for underserved audiences.
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