Women Talking

critic Reviews

, 91% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • While Women Talking sometimes forsakes entertaining drama in favor of simply getting its points across, its message is valuable -- and effectively delivered.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Peter TraversABC News
    So what if it’s talky. Sarah Polley’s vital film gathers together eight women—acted with heat and heart by a miraculous cast—to debate what to do about male sexual predators. Doing nothing is not an option in this unique and unforgettable film landmark.
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    Dwight BrownDwightBrownInk.com
    As time ticks towards a deadline, audiences will be rivetted and hoping that these emotionally scarred women find the strength and resolve needed to propel them forward.
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    Charlotte O'SullivanLondon Evening Standard
    Lovers of the novels of Marilynne Robinson or Elizabeth Strout (especially Gilead and My Name Is Lucy Barton) will swoon over the film’s pacing. Its aesthetic is just as quietly bold.
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    Robbie CollinDaily Telegraph (UK)
    Despite a morose colour palette that can feel a little eat-your-vegetables at times, the film is beautifully performed and gripping in a chewy, nuanced, contemplative way...
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  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Adam NaymanThe Ringer
    What holds up on the page as a sociologically loaded thought experiment about complicity and forgiveness is undermined by Polley's monotonous cornering of her own arguments [and] some undisciplined filmmaking choices...
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    Nick SchagerThe Daily Beast
    A wrenching drama about freedom, faith, abuse, autonomy, responsibility and survival.
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    Monica ReidFar Out Magazine
    The film finds drama and heroism in the women’s efforts and suspense in the unavoidable deadline for their final decision.
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    Emmaly AndersonBust Magazine
    Though unsettling, the film itself is ultimately hopeful and should stir post-viewing discussions.
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    Roger MooreMovie Nation
    Watching and listening to “Women Talking” during another fraught, fractious election year just underscores how damningly topical it is, despite every pain that’s been taken to render it “timeless.”
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Tessa SmithMama's Geeky
    Women Talking tells an important and powerful story through some truly incredible performances, however it can't help but feel monotonous at times.
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