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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.
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
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.
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
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.
April 15, 2019
...ultimately Corbet's film fails to hit the high notes.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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.
March 1, 2019
[The second half] of the film is meandering and pointless, underlining previously nuanced themes ... without meaningful development nor surprises.
March 20, 2019
It's like watching someone solve a knock-off Rubik's cube by simply peeling off all the stickers.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
January 26, 2019
Many of Corbet's ideas are half-baked--on the surface, Vox Lux is a mess of popstar clichés and when you dig deeper it's a convoluted jumble of opinions about the aging societal idol.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
December 14, 2018
Ultimately, the indulgent "Vox Lux" comes across like a puzzling leaked demo that hasn't been finessed into a cohesive song.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 5, 2018
Though Natalie Portman is captivating, Vox Lux bites off more topics than it can chew in attempting to dissect modern obsession with celebrity -- and violence
Full Review | Original Score: C+
December 6, 2018
Even the most inane, saccharine pop song has more to say than Vox Lux.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 7, 2018
Portman gives her all, but it's in service of a film trying to say too much, and in turn, saying almost nothing. Corbet just isn't able to make his thesis a compelling one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 16, 2018
Natalie Portman and Jude Law anchor the sails of "Vox Lox's" crazy madness, but they can't stop director Brady Colbert from tethering too far into the abyss.
Full Review | Original Score: C
December 6, 2018
Even after a second viewing of Vox Lux I still feel something is missing for me.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 2, 2019
An avalanche of unoriginal clichés that don't say anything original about either the terrorism of rampaging killers or the corrosive effect of celebrity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 7, 2018
Raffey Cassidy is the best part of the movie, but when the film deviates its focus over to Portman (and I can't believe I'm saying this) it takes a major shift for the worse.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 6, 2018
Vox Lux is a film without the hooks to deliver its meaning.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 26, 2018
The last 12 or so minutes of Vox Lux undermine what preceded it like a cruel punchline.
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