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The Florida Project Reviews

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July 23, 2020
[S]ome of the most heartbreaking, affirming filmmaking in recent memory, the kind only achieved by a director with the utmost sympathy for their characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
July 16, 2020
As Hally digs herself a hole time and time again, and as the inevitable finally catches up with her and her daughter, we deeply feel for Moonie and her well-being.
July 3, 2020
It's ironic, living so close to the 'Happiest place on Earth', but having to fight for your survival every day. [Full review in Spanish]
July 1, 2020
A picture of people barely holding, who are complex and damaged, but look out for one another when no one else will. Real and raw, crushing and beautiful, and a scathing indictment of capitalism and a system that treats people as disposable
Full Review | Original Score: A
June 30, 2020
But it's the elevation of the source material into such a delicate yet layered narrative that evinces true artistry.
June 27, 2020
Baker encloses a relevant social commentary about inequality on the darker sides of a castle of innocence, which is undoubtedly its strongest point, but the plot feels a little silly. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
May 18, 2020
Baker makes films like no one else, and they are as vital to understanding America as anything you'll see in this or most other years. It will win you with compassion and warmth, while simultaneously shaking you to your core.
January 22, 2020
Keenly observational and heart-wrenchingly real. The young actors steal the show in this guy-wrenching drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 6, 2019
Sean Baker's latest is an achievement in empathy.
November 12, 2019
The Florida Project is just like Moonee and her mother - loud, confident and brutally honest. An explosion of vivid colours, creative camerawork and amazing performances, it is one of the most engaging films this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 18, 2019
What sets this film apart is that director Baker does a great job of presenting these characters in an unjaundiced, authentic way.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 14, 2019
The scenes feel and most likely are improvised, giving them a sizzling energy that (often literally) screams authenticity and speaks volumes about the protagonists' furiously nomadic way of life.
October 1, 2019
This is a slice of life many would rather not see, but seeing Willem DaFoe interact with the raw talent in this raw drama makes for worthy viewing.
September 10, 2019
This drama provides so many emotional sucker punches. Like Moonlight, it shows, rather than tells, the beautiful, real, and raw story of everyday Americans.
August 19, 2019
Despite the seeming hopelessness of their tragic situation, the children of The Florida Project are mostly full of precocious joy.
August 5, 2019
It's the kind of ending that hits you like a ton of bricks.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
July 29, 2019
A bittersweet point of view exercise capable of softening hearts with the greatest tenderness and, at the same time, tearing them apart. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 17, 2019
It might rip your guts to shreds just a little bit, but it'll be worth it.
June 5, 2019
My #1 movie of 2017
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 4, 2019
A warm, winning, heartbreaking, and deeply moving portrait of those for whom the childlike wonder and happiness that Disney World represents is always in sight, but forever out of reach.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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