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December 31, 2019
Impressively skirts usual awkwardness of white privilege amidst suffering minorities...Sitting Bull (charismatic Michael Greyeyes)...in beautiful scenes of gorgeous West.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
October 22, 2018
An ideal role for Chastain, luminous in radiating both Weldon's ferocity and unadorned admiration of Sitting Bull, who is played with gravitas but also an ingratiating lack of pretense that makes the burgeoning friendship between the two feel authentic.
September 11, 2018
Woman Walks Ahead doesn't accomplish all that it could, but it's far from a bad film, or even a mediocre one. It avoids over-romanticizing the American West, even as it trades on romance.
July 21, 2018
Jessica Chastain and Michael Greyeyes are perfect for their roles, as is the entire supporting cast. Add in great cinematography and musical score and you have a very entertaining film.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
July 21, 2018
...a finely etched character piece that does not disrespect the people that the time betrayed.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
July 6, 2018
A portal into the Western frontier revealing the prevalence of racism and sexism.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 5, 2018
Susanna White's biographical drama is a little traditional and occasionally a little stiff, but the growing relationship between Weldon and Sitting Bull at its center offers rich emotional rewards.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 2, 2018
...A solid, if highly fictionalized, Western biopic that brings a largely forgotten historical feminist figure to light
June 30, 2018
Jessica Chastain and Michael Greyeyes bring smarts and chemistry to this worthy Western.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 28, 2018
It's all ridiculously romanticized and self-serving. But the performances are so good and Michael Eley's vistas, shimmeringly shot in New Mexico, are so stunning, it feels churlish to resist
June 27, 2018
White's atmospherically directed drama is a worthy addition to films that address the US Government's illegal seizure of Native American lands-and its genocidal policies.
June 27, 2018
But if it doesn't exactly feel revelatory or deeply explored as a historical document, it's still an intriguing story, capably told.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 27, 2018
Woman Walks Ahead has some narrative issues but is ultimately a well-acted biographical drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
June 25, 2018
Perceptively plaintive, recalling our Native American ethnic tragedy, made timely by the current agitation at Standing Rock.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
May 12, 2018
Woman Walks Ahead might have its imperfections, but if you are attentive, you'll find it can be rewarding.
April 23, 2018
While some have argued Woman Walks Ahead is a white savior movie, the sorrowful awareness of the film is that it knows all too well about its privilege, and the pain such good intentions can still inflict from 1890 to 2018.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 19, 2018
Steven Knight's script veers dangerously close to white-savior territory, but the complexity of the native characters is commendable, and the performances are first-rate.
September 12, 2017
Well-crafted, ably told and manages to connect with its earnest good intentions and desire to please.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 11, 2017
As white savior stories go, it's still progress to find one that lives up to such a feminist title as this.
September 11, 2017
Woman Walks Ahead is a solidly crafted and well shot, if basically unchallenging film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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