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Madeline's Madeline

Madeline's Madeline

2018
Drama
1h 33m
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Avg Percentile 48.83% from 295 total ratings

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Rated 22 Dec 2019
72
59th
Bites off more than it can chew
Rated 26 Oct 2018
82
82nd
Finally, incontrovertible proof that improv theater ruins lives.
Rated 03 Oct 2020
55
41st
AKA 'What happens when method acting goes too far?' Not nearly as experimental as some claim, but nonetheless a film that provides the viewer with a unique, even if fragmented, experience with the performative pieces quite powerful. The focus on three fully-drawn female characters provides an energy that is not present with a male trio or female duo. I'm a big Molly Parker fan so I was glad to see her in this film (she seems to me to be underutilised and underappreciated).
Rated 11 Nov 2018
38
5th
Ham-fisted and ugly portrait of mental illness might have greater resonance if the screenplay could provide some depth or subtlety to its intriguing characters. The tentative dancing around issues of race and appropriation is frustrating at best; Decker's overdone directorial tricks are more disorienting than an effective means to tell this story. Sole highlight is Howard's excellent debut as Madeline; her control and mastery of a wide degree of tone (even in the same scene) deserves applause.
Rated 04 Dec 2018
70
58th
Beautiful, somewhat impenetrable, but wonderfully made and performed.
Rated 12 Feb 2019
80
75th
Contemporary experimental cinema is alive and a-thrive, baby.
Rated 27 Mar 2022
75
49th
Writer-director Josephine Decker has made a picture that's mandatory viewing for film students & high school theatre kids. It has profound takes on performance, sanity, and exploitation, and at times rivals Whiplash (which deals in similar territory). However, the opening 20 minutes could be condensed as it doesn't set up the conflict. And while the improvisational filmmaking helps the acting, it keeps it from being a movie by hampering the script, editing, and photography. Still, recommended.
Rated 07 Jun 2019
2
17th
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Rated 27 Feb 2018
76
74th
Helena Howard's performance is amazing. The entire movie is worth watching for her performance alone. The way she bounces of Molly Parker and Miranda July is one of the best I ever saw of a first time actress.
Rated 15 Jan 2020
77
65th
Quietly sinister onomatopoeia.
Rated 20 Aug 2018
70
58th
crazy what you can do with a camera, an artist behind it, and a bottle of lightning in front of it. this is good shit.
Rated 20 Oct 2018
82
84th
Decker's best film to date. With a more propulsive, driven narrative to support the experimentation, and the usual exceptional performances she elicits from her actors this should prove to be Decker's breakthrough film.
Rated 20 Dec 2018
80
85th
wonderful deconstruction of auteurism, exploitation of narrative and mental illness
Rated 11 Sep 2022
100
99th
Okay, we don't need any more cinema, we don't need any more theater, it's all right in here.
Rated 05 Nov 2018
50
22nd
formun anlatıya uyması, özellikle böyle bir teknik beceriyle kotarıldığında akılcı bir fikre dönüşüyor. fakat tüm dengesizliği, belirsizliği ve güçlü performansları içerisinde aşırı yorucu bir tarafı da var. bu hissi geçirmek anlatı adına belki önemli fakat yorgunluk metne içkin bir keşif noktasından değil filmin kendisinden kaynaklanıyor gibi daha çok. howard harika.
Rated 09 Jul 2018
27
2nd
The epitome of everything I hate in modern cinema and even art in general, both inside and outside the 4th wall of the film.
Rated 30 Aug 2018
85
59th
Viewed August 29, 2018.
Rated 03 Nov 2018
75
53rd
Helena Howard put in an incredible performance, doing a lot of heavy lifting while playing off everyone perfectly. Besides that, Decker has made a fairly experimental film about mental illness that does some interesting things with it's sound, especially. It's a pretty fearless film that sometimes threatens to drown itself but I still really liked it and think people should watch it because it's one of the more daring films this year.
Rated 14 Apr 2024
80
76th
Rated 14 Apr 2019
50
29th
This shit is so not my jam.
Rated 10 Apr 2018
75
54th
37. İstanbul Film Festivali - Atlas.
Rated 01 Dec 2021
30
18th
I tried to enjoy this movie but it seems it was made by theater people for theater people. I does a really good job of reminding me exactly why I dislike pretentious performance theater. Also the music and sounds effects entirely reeked. Even the wonderful Molly Parker can not elevate this stinker above "awful". What a waste of time and money.
Rated 08 Oct 2019
24
16th
Definitely not my jam. A way too clever film and super artistic will suit some but not many . Also really unsettling visually

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