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Animals Reviews

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February 6, 2020
Regardless of their gender, most people will see something of their current, or former, selves in Laura and Tyler - and the only thing left to decide is whether to party on or get off the ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
January 28, 2020
Hyde's film really immerses you into the world of Laura and Tyler but not as an audience, but as a participant.
December 10, 2019
Sensual and beautifully textured. Hyde watches with tenderness but resists melodrama ... steering us gently towards the revelation that something more atavistic binds these two women.
October 21, 2019
Director [Sophie] Hyde crafts Animals into a mostly joyous ode to female friendship, rolling along on a sparkling, witty script that buzzes with energy and feeling.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 10, 2019
[A] spirited, punchy tale that sparkles with a heady mix of confident youthful enthusiasm and dark sardonic humour.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 9, 2019
Animals is also further proof of the filmmaking talents of Australian director Sophie Hyde.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 2, 2019
A gorgeous, sometimes bitterly on the nose evocation of the choices women face when they want to grow up but can't stop having fun, Animals is a bold film in love with its two firebrand female leads.
September 16, 2019
Buoyed by Unsworth's often-snappy dialogue, it's a film that exudes genuine warmth, even as it grapples with the realities of growing up and growing apart, and the ugly anxieties that come with being a modern, middle-class woman no longer in her twenties.
September 16, 2019
This untamed depiction of female friendship moves beyond basic binaries of freedom and control.
September 14, 2019
The strong chemistry between the two leads (Holliday Grainger & Alia Shawkat), who had apparently never met before being cast, drive the film as Laura and Tyler try coping with the changing circumstances that beset their change-averse lifestyles.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 13, 2019
...the film is a very watchable study of two women as they begin to realise the second F in BFF is an impossible promise.
September 11, 2019
Director Sophie Hyde's keen take on the clashing paradoxes of woman and sister-hood is tender, awkward, confronting and illuminating.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 10, 2019
It's a tribute to [director] Sophie Hyde's work that these two gals, with tinkling white wine glasses and cackling laughter, become fully engaging women on screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 9, 2019
Adelaide's Sophie Hyde... directs this Irish-Australian coproduction, based on Emma Jane Unsworth's 2014 novel, with a sure-but-sensitive hand.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 5, 2019
Significantly hipper, more thoughtful and more nuanced than your typical RomCom, while being significantly tamer, more formulaic and more commercially-minded than Hyde's previous film 52 Tuesdays.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 3, 2019
Animals is a spirited though often sad examination of female friendship, and a friendship's end; the hangover that arrives no matter how endless the fun seemed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 3, 2019
Fantastic acting and a fascinating probe into modern living
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 21, 2019
The women are not punished by the world for living large, and the audience doesn't feel it has to worry about them. For this alone "Animals" is to be cherished.
August 8, 2019
Hyde reminds us that it is not only the ability to choose that counts but the quality, diversity and liberating potential of the choices available, something which, even today, continues to leave so much to be desired.
August 7, 2019
Hyde's poetic vision embodies the beautifully raw and transient experience of her characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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