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Critic Reviews for Julia
Charles Bukowski would have loved this foul-mouthed, fiery, reckless woman. Against all odds and common sense, you will, too.
In a sense, it goes to all the places a sensitive character study might have gone, but more dramatically, convincingly and vividly.
A nerve-wracking thriller with a twisty plot and startling realism.
This is Zonca's second feature. His first, The Dreamlife of Angels, was extraordinary. Rent that one instead.
We never get a good look at her demons, just the havoc they wreak.
Audience Reviews for Julia
Excellent performances buoy this seat-of-your-pants day-in-the-life of an lying, manipulative, alcoholic never was almost at the end of the line and fully aware of it. The story, though, like a drunk at the end of the night, does some mindless veering around ...
This film is put out by Magnolia Home Ent. Julia is an alcoholic who meets a women who lives across from her that want's Julia to kidnap her son from his grandfather for $50,000 dollars. Julia does everything wrong. After winding up in Mexico, the child she kidnaps is kidnap by Mexicans mean while 2 million dollars is on the way to the airport. In the end what does Julia end up with, if I tell you that it wouldn't be worth watching. A good one to see at home by yourself cause 7 out of 10 people would not enjoy it. 3 stars
What a performance! Tilda Swinton really "knocks it out of the park" here as the tragic Julia. I wish I could say that alcoholism was her only problem, but by the end of this film I was convinced that her "issues" ran much deeper and that and that the booze was just her way of "self medicating". In any case it is a highly engaging look at what desperate people will do to avoid (the sometimes brutal reality of) life. It does (at times) feel a bit over the top, but when you consider the fact that there are actually people out there living life in this manner... I kept reminding myself that,what is "crazy" to us is simply someone elses reality.
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