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Acute Misfortune (2019)




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Critic Reviews for Acute Misfortune

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (4)

It's an uncompromising and complex film, a sort of horror movie about modern times.

May 23, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

An artist biopic that swaggeringly busts the limitations of the well-worn subgenre, Acute Misfortune is one of the year's most striking and accomplished directorial debuts.

August 17, 2018 | Full Review…

While Thomas M. Wright's adaptation of Jensen's memoir of the same name attempts to frame this as an encounter from which both gained, it never quite becomes explicable as anything other than a bully-victim relationship.

August 6, 2018 | Full Review…

A beautifully made and intensely thoughtful portrait of the life of controversial Archibald-winning painter Adam Cullen, based on the journalist and Saturday Paper editor Erik Jensen's wild and compelling book of the same name.

August 3, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Tips the biopic genre on its head in this delve into the life of an unconventional artist and the biographer who bore the brunt of his madness.

June 9, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

[It] explores both the destructive masculinity upon which Cullen built his personal mythology, and the way Australian culture romanticises blokey dysfunction.

June 3, 2019 | Full Review…

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