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Woman Walks Ahead Reviews

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 30, 2018
Jessica Chastain and Michael Greyeyes bring smarts and chemistry to this worthy Western.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 29, 2018
Woman Walks Ahead is too often one step behind in making us care.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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.
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
But if it doesn't exactly feel revelatory or deeply explored as a historical document, it's still an intriguing story, capably told.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
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 22, 2017
A listless but lustrously shot biopic...
Full Review | Original Score: C-
September 20, 2017
Woman Walks Ahead remains stagnant as a politically correct but enervating historical drama.
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.
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