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  • 70
    John DeFore The Hollywood Reporter

    Viewers will suspect from early on that things aren't as straightforward as they appear, and Clark's screenplay addresses those suspicions only to the extent it must to justify its characters' behavior. show more

  • 25
    Slant Magazine

    Because the whole thing feels so amateurishly improvised, Caroline and Jackie doesn't so much enter into Michael Haneke territory as slip backward, over a banana peel, into some bad-faith parody of the same. show more

  • 40
    Time Out New York

    Before long, the film spills over into a far less intriguing, and somewhat questionable, portrait of one hysterical woman. show more

  • 80
    Variety

    The sum of the film is greater than its parts, and while it does make demands of its audience, the cumulative emotional impact is startling. show more

  • 70
    Village Voice

    Clark lures you into the chaos through beautiful visuals like the sparkly evening lights of an L.A. dinner party, and the night's principal characters, two attractive brunette sisters...Both irritate. That's the gist and charm of this family's dynamic, which is so real that at times it's unbearable. show more

  • 70
    The New York Times

    With low-key, almost guileless performances, the film demonstrates that no matter how intelligent, well thought out and potentially enlightened a current sociological method (e.g., the “loving intervention”) may be, people will always find a way to turn it into something ludicrous, aggressive or both. show more

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