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Ida Reviews

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March 11, 2019
In spite of the talent of both actresses, and the deep issues the film brings up, these two characters, in the end, inhabit unconvincing gendered stereotypes.
June 12, 2014
A film with meat and bones sorely lacking in heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 6, 2014
There's a good movie to be made about the back-to-back evils wreaked upon Poland by the Nazi and Soviet regimes, but 'Ida' just ain't it.
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 24, 2014
Anyone with trouble sleeping should trot along to this boring Polish drama about a young nun (Agata Trzebuchowska) who discovers some dark secrets in her family.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
May 22, 2014
Turns what should have been a complex mystery into a simple question and answer.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 28, 2014
Instead of making the young woman's search feel immediate and universal, such an ascetic treatment locks it away in the past.
March 30, 2018
What's most frustrating about the shallowness of Ida's Westernized ideology is the luminous and genuinely mysterious visuals with which Pawlikowski invests it.
August 6, 2019
Ida is permeated with such thick, dank sorrow that I began counting the number of times any character smiled. I had to open it up to "not explicitly frowning" before someone cracked the scoreboard.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
February 22, 2019
The script is not afraid to deal primarily with character and mood, with the story, important though it may be, taking second place.
December 16, 2019
If life is made up of small moments, Ida is a full-length mirror.
January 19, 2019
Polish-born director Pawel Pawlikowski's film is a beautiful and remarkable piece of cinema which features a superb performance by newcomer Agata Trzebuchowska in the title role.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 25, 2018
It's done in hard-focus black-and-white, with no tricky camera moves, no special effects; sort of "minimalist realism."
November 7, 2018
Director Paweł Pawlikowski has a masterpiece in Ida as it defies every cinematic challenge and is truly a gift to those who watch it.
June 18, 2019
Even if Ida is more admirable than it's involving, there's still plenty to admire.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.2/10
December 30, 2018
Sober in tone, but not without its moments of pure joy, the haunting black-and-white art-house film is brilliantly crafted.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
June 20, 2017
Ida feels like one of these masterpieces that reaches an emotional and intellectual height on the wings of flawless filmmaking...
March 10, 2017
The silence used in Pawel Pawlikowski's award-winning, thoughtful and intense new film Ida is deafening.
October 12, 2016
An evocative story of a woman coming to grips with her shadowy past, Ida is made all the more haunting by its presentation in stark black and white.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 21, 2016
Ida is a quaint drama in technique, but its formidable power lies in these cardinal quandaries.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 30, 2018
...worth a watch due to its technical qualities and interesting story... [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 7, 2019
Shot in black-and-white, every frame is exquisitely composed, and at its heart is Ida's pale canvas of a face, with an enigmatic gaze that casts a lingering spell.
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