Una (2017)

"Una" follows a young woman's journey to reclaim her past. Fifteen years earlier, Una ran away with an older man, Ray, a crime for which he was arrested and imprisoned. When she comes across a photo of him in a trade magazine,… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 6, 2017
DVD Release Date: January 2, 2018
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Critic Score: 74% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Una's well-matched leads bring an uncomfortable story fearlessly to life, keeping the movie consistently gripping as it navigates the tricky journey from stage to screen.

Bruce Demara
Toronto Star

This is a film that could easily divide opinion along gender lines. What everyone will agree on is that it raises troubling but important questions.

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A.A. Dowd
AV Club

The film's most stylistic gestures all feel like transparent attempts to disguise the blatant, inherent theatricality.

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Lynden Barber

[Rooney] Mara, always a very contained actor, emphasises the edgily unpredictable in Una.

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Barry Hertz
Globe and Mail

These are not easy people to understand, nor to watch unravel, but they are urgent, complicated, captivating characters.

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Inkoo Kang

The film is meant to be a negotiation of what that long-ago relationship was, and it is that. But in our reality of pervasive sexual iniquity, it also feels an awful lot like a litany of self-serving excuses for pedophilic behavior.

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Uri Klein

To a large extent, what makes "Una" flawed is the director's attempt to make the theatrical original seem more cinematic.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

Diving right into brutal, ugly subject matter, "Una" is tough to watch but worth it.

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Brian Tallerico

Great actors Ben Mendelsohn and Rooney Mara do their best to elevate the frustrating Una, but their director doesn't seem to understand what he has in these two performers.

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Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies

There's a strange absence of conviction to Una.

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