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The Other Lamb (2020)

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Critic Consensus: Smartly directed by Malgorzata Szumowska, The Other Lamb uses a young woman's coming-of-age story to explore the powerful hold cults can have on their followers.

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For her entire life, the cult she was born into has been all that teenage Selah (Raffey Cassidy) has known. Along with a band of similarly cloistered young women she lives seemingly unstuck in time, cut off from modern society in a remote forest commune presided over by a man called Shepherd (Michiel Huisman), a controlling, messiah-like figure with a frightening dark side. But when her insular world is rocked by a series of nightmarish visions and disturbing revelations, Selah begins to question everything about her existence--including her allegiance to the increasingly dangerous Shepherd. Awash in images of primal, dreamlike dread, this provocative fable is a haunting vision of adolescent awakening and revolt.

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The Other Lamb is not a subtle allegory, but it never claims to be. Rather, it's a phoenix rising from the ashes...

April 17, 2020 | Full Review…

Set in some indeterminate time and place rarely betrayed by modern technology or dress, The Other Lamb mostly operates in the realm of allegory.

April 8, 2020 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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It's about as subtle as a brick through a windshield. But in Szumowksa's capable hands, with Cassidy as her anchor, this one leaves a haunting aftertaste.

April 6, 2020 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Although The Other Lamb is heavy-handed in every conceivable way and a few ways you'd never have conceived of, it has a special resonance in the spring of 2020.

April 3, 2020 | Full Review…

As a study in atmospheric seclusion, "The Other Lamb" is beautifully crafted enough to hold your attention, but you can't shake the feeling that Selah's next chapter - and Cassidy's - might well be the more interesting movie.

April 2, 2020 | Full Review…

In reinforcing their themes of religious and cultural oppression, [Szumowska and McMullen] hit the nail too squarely on the head.

April 2, 2020 | Full Review…
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