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Vox Lux Reviews

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June 30, 2020
And as a character study, the film should've let Portman improvise and riff on a predetermined set of topics for each scene.
June 26, 2020
Natalie Portman sings Sia's songs in this boldly stylised and intellectually ambitious film about pop music.
June 19, 2020
Fascinating and daring, isolating small bursts of consolation in a deeply upsetting time while asking how enduring joy can exist for kids brought up on relentless heartache.
Full Review | Original Score: A
May 29, 2020
Vox Lux is an exquisite pop-infused masterpiece that solidifies Portman's status as one of the most daring actors currently working.
February 21, 2020
Music is beside the point here. Vox Lux is concerned with the desensitizing powers of idol worship, with all its relevant connections. It understands the lure of escape and questions the effects of that desire.
February 13, 2020
...there is much to congratulate Brady Corbet's second feature on. These varying grand ambitions, however, never quite harmonise to full effect, leaving VOX LUX feeling more diminuendo than crescendo as it progresses.
January 31, 2020
A difficult at times to watch film, especially the scenes of violence in the school and on the beach resort, used probably as only context, still seem really fresh in everyone's minds which might put some viewers off.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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 naïf 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
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