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Vox Lux Reviews

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October 23, 2019
A work of great style, sharp observations and unexpected tonal shifts... It confirms Corbet as a vital and genuinely special voice in filmmaking.
September 25, 2019
By the time his heroine is belting out her third-rate songs in a sequined jumpsuit, you can't help but wish you'd stayed home.
August 29, 2019
The entire film rests on Natalie Portman. There's no question about her commitment to this role, but we think that it's too over the top and becomes tedious, especially with it's abrupt end which left us in stunned silence.
August 6, 2019
Great performances and the director's determination to plunge us into uncomfortable territory make it an experience you are unlikely to forget.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 1, 2019
Vox Lux has too many ideas it's trying to grapple with that it ends up not having any ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 24, 2019
The movie asks good questions but fails to answer them in an interesting way. What makes an ordinary person seek out superstardom and why is the public so obsessed with taking it away from them?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 17, 2019
Vox Lux begins with fierce momentum, but ultimately succumbs to its own crushing weight, failing to make good on its vast potential.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.25/5
June 30, 2019
Brady Corbet's new film about the pitfalls of stardom is an interesting but flawed picture; one with worthwhile themes and terrific performances, but not with a great deal to say.
June 22, 2019
Celeste is a pious 13-year-old naf when in 1999 her world is rocked by a shooting that injures her significantly while crystallising her singing voice.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 17, 2019
Vox Lux is not a perfect film, but it perfectly portrays a life half-lived. [Full review in Spanish]
June 5, 2019
Featuring a spellbinding performance from Portman, Vox Lux is an intoxicating, provocative gem with real thematic depth.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 29, 2019
In the glittering ashes of its final performance, Vox Lux emerges as an audacious and glittering celebrity hellscape in which Portman soars as the acid-tongued diva at its centre.
May 8, 2019
The film will divide opinion but the late Scott Walker's score is wonderful.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 6, 2019
Very strange, not wholly successful, but Jude Law is fantastic in it, and I'd always rather watch a filmmaker take a risk..."A Dark Star is Born."
May 5, 2019
It's episodic by design. Even so, the plot is prone to unnerving lurches, like a baked and boozed Celeste struggling to walk on high heels and spaghetti legs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 4, 2019
Vox Lux outstrips Bohemian Rhapsody in terms of ambition and stylistic panache.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 3, 2019
[I]t is Walker's final score prior to his death in 2019 (his second for Corbet) that really elevates a cautionary tale to true grandeur.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 3, 2019
In this fascinating, darkly funny and operatic examination of fame, Corbet's philosophy echoes Celeste's: "You wanted a show. I'll give them a show.".
May 2, 2019
Beautifully directed by the former actor Brady Corbet...this is a dark and sometimes unnerving dissection of contemporary culture, and the violence and sensuality that drive it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 2, 2019
Vox Lux did its best to put me off it, but failed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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