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Vox Lux Reviews

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½ May 20, 2019
Heavily underutilizes Jude Law yet uses Portman's electric performance to great effect. Could've been a searing piece of storytelling if the amount of attention put into style was also surged into the actual narrative and characters.
May 19, 2019
Crazy to show the road from honest tragedy and how our culture takes that and turns it into meaningless pursuits in life. Hints of Gaga and Ariana in her final performance.
½ May 8, 2019
Good production values but the whole thing feels empty and shallow, not too mention far too long.
½ April 30, 2019
Vox Lux starts out effective as a spiritual downfall of a young person after tragedy, but quickly becomes a messy compilation of scènes about pop-culture fame and how someone has to deal with that. It was maybe not the right choice to go with.
April 29, 2019
Kinda weird, it's bad but you kinda want to keep watching the mess lol
½ April 27, 2019
Opening scene was an attention grabber but the rest of it was an incohesive mess. Portman overacted to the point of a comic caricature. Director made some odd decisions and in the end made an incredible mess of a movie.
April 24, 2019
There is no denying that Vox Lux has great potential and great elements. Those being a phenomenal score by Scott Walker, beautiful cinematography, a fantastic performance from Natalie Portman -as always- and an interesting well-layered main character. It also started off on the right foot with a strong and intriguing premise. Sadly, it got lost on the way and never fully developed to what it wanted to be. Another thing that made it not reach its goal was the ending, a dull and anticlimactic ending that made the whole movie feel like it never had an actual message to get across or even a point to make. It just leaves viewers feeling some type of unfulfillment that just can't be overlooked.
April 19, 2019
This movie was so bad we couldn't make to the end. The build up was very slow. The scenes were very disconnected. Portman did a good job in character, but the writing and presentment was sub-par.
½ April 15, 2019
Worst movie ever !! Do not waste you're time !!
April 10, 2019
I really loved this film. I thought it started off very moving, but quickly went on to show all the ways fame and success can lead to a loss of innocence in very real and tangible ways. I also love the jarringly autotunned songs, rediculous outfits, frank narrator, manic behavior and the mad erratic home movie-esque sequences in this film, which all made me feel a sense of dread for the character. A pop star IS taken away from their family, put on tour, put in front of a camera and made to chime out auto tuned hit after hit. I love that this film went to show, quite clearly, the pressure and reality of fame. Despite singing about love, lots of friends, sex and hope, Celeste is a 31 year old with no friends, no boyfriend, and a drug and alcohol problem. She's constantly told where to go, who to talk to, and what to say, and is bombarded with difficult to answer questions and attention from the public when she just wants to be alone. I feel this rings true has, realistically, how could a pop star live any other way? Where is the time for friends and love? This movie had a lot to say as it points out all the ways fame can be a trap for the individual, and isn't necessarily â~the ideal life'. Despite dragging on at times, this movie had an awful lot to say; and I'm here for it.
½ April 7, 2019
don't even know what to say. didn't finish it. how do these movies get made. i had this as "not interested" but i decided to check it out because it was on schmoes know's best movies of the year smh (1 viewing)
April 6, 2019
Couldn't seem to keep me interested... ...vox lux sux
½ April 3, 2019
As one of the movies I have been looking forward to the most last year, this film was a major let down. It seems like the writer simply took the most exploitative issues of the day, shook them up, and called it a film. I can't believe the wasted opportunity on display here.
½ March 31, 2019
New entry to my Top10 worst movies I have seen in cinema
½ March 28, 2019
As ambitious and alluring as its acerbic central figure, but ultimately just as cynical and shallow as she is, to boot. Mirroring the rise and fall of its stylish (and stylized) subject, the film begins with shockingly and strongly enough, maintaining a tense tone throughout its first act until meandering in the latter half, when Natalie Portman takes over the part of Celeste from Raffey Cassidy, who, in an interesting casting turn, is relegated to playing the daughter of her former self. A far too glib, shallow dive into the vapid vanity of modern celebrity, all style with little substantial to say, the film (again, like Celeste) exploits the continuous tragedy of contemporary America---mass shootings, terrorism, drug abuse, the decline of symbolic efficiency, and so on---but itself never rises above vague vacuity (consider how the title itself says nothing, a cheap imitation of Latin), as trapped by its aesthetic commitment to Celeste as she is trapped by the commitments of stardom.
March 26, 2019
I have no idea what I just watched. But I know I'll be talking about it for a while. Also: gold sequin ski masks. That's all.
½ March 24, 2019
Es una muy buena crĂ­tica al mundo de la mĂşsica pop y sus "reinas", una crĂ­tica a una sociedad que puede parir a una de estas reinas como resultado de la desgracia de una de las tantas masacres en colegios de EUA. Una reina inmersa en su propia desgracia e insensatez y ahogada por la propia sociedad que la erige pero a la vez la acaba. Buen papel de Portman en esta singular pelĂ­cula.
March 20, 2019
An interesting premise undone by its second half that renders its message pointless. The music is good though.
March 19, 2019
It was the best they could do...Great performances, cinematography, narration, acting, and the story is very good and holds up for the most part...it kinda crumbles at the final act, and suffers from pacing issues, but Vox Lux manages to finish strong...I also love the 80s/90s aesthetic of the movie, and how it gives you a 80s/90s vibe too...Besides weak storytelling towards the end and slow pacing, it was a good movie...Wouldnâ(TM)t mind rewatching in the future
March 17, 2019
No plot. Anticlimactic. Style with no substance. LOL at Natalie's over the top character and odd music performances.
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