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Woman Walks Ahead Reviews

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July 17, 2019
A strong film made from a weak premise that it cannot overcome, no matter how powerful the pedigree behind and in front of the camera.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 29, 2018
It's a would-be prestige picture that aims for something higher and misses.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 27, 2018
Woman Walks Ahead sounds like a great idea in theory but the film goes poorly in its execution.
September 28, 2017
The real issue, though, is that it confuses different types of oppression, and seems to propose that people who've experienced misogyny are uniquely qualified to understand racism and vice versa.
July 18, 2018
Though based on an empowering story, and containing two fine performances by both Michael Greyeyes and Jessica Chastain, its choppy pacing, unimposing cinematography, and underdeveloped characters make it an unfortunately forgettable endeavor.
July 6, 2018
Susanna White and Jessica Chastain's Woman Walks Ahead is well-meaning but bland, another white savior among natives story.
June 29, 2018
Weldon and Sitting Bull deserve better. So do we.
June 28, 2018
A well-intentioned but ultimately disappointing film that is perhaps afraid of its own subject.
September 20, 2017
Woman Walks Ahead remains stagnant as a politically correct but enervating historical drama.
June 28, 2018
The good intentions it carries out to the plains don't make up for the tentative falseness at its center, a hero who could herself benefit from a portraitist's clear vision.
September 22, 2017
A listless but lustrously shot biopic...
Full Review | Original Score: C-
June 25, 2018
As a character, Catherine Weldon suffers the same fate as Sitting Bull, having been reduced to a signifier of the filmmakers' retroactive political correctness.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 18, 2017
Despite the estimable talent on hand both behind and in front of the camera, the story never comes to convincing life and doesn't, in the end, have anywhere particularly surprising or interesting to go.
June 28, 2018
Inches toward melodrama and dramatic overcrowding, weakening a previously intimate study of curiosity.
Full Review | Original Score: C
June 29, 2018
Woman Walks Ahead is too often one step behind in making us care.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 30, 2018
As a New York widow who travels to South Dakota in 1889 to paint Sitting Bull, the stellar Jessica Chastain can't save this Hollywoodized frontier biopic from grave historical inaccuracy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 29, 2018
... emphasizes melodrama while shortchanging historical context and meaningful insight to supplement its intriguing backdrop.
June 23, 2018
Despite screenwriter Steven Knight's pedigree of grippingly good thrillers, this historical western becomes a very long walk too quickly for its own good.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
June 27, 2018
Woman Walks Ahead has some narrative issues but is ultimately a well-acted biographical drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
May 12, 2018
Woman Walks Ahead might have its imperfections, but if you are attentive, you'll find it can be rewarding.
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