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Based on 32 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 6 )
  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Simple story, beautifully told. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    A film that might have seemed faintly academic six months ago becomes an anxious expression of its historical moment. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    An evocative film with a believable and subtly enthralling lead performance that gets deeply under your skin. show more

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    In a minimalist film of muted emotions, Michelle Williams gives as lovely a performance as a moviegoer could ask for. show more

  • 100
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Wendy and Lucy is modest, minimalist. But it nonetheless reverberates like a sonic boom. show more

  • 20
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Like a worst-case-scenario, indie-movie cliché, Wendy and Lucy throws every bone it can at the screen. show more

  • 50
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Michelle Williams does her best but she cannot prevent Kelly Reichardt's Wendy and Lucy, a weak tale about being broke and on the road in rural America, from dwindling into boredom. show more

  • 100
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    This is where the movie excels. In the classic neo-realist tradition, it's scant in plot yet rich in mood and character, offering us a revealing hint here, a poignant glimpse there, with each revelation filtered through Michelle Williams's superbly muted performance, all the more moving for being so restrained. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Another illustration of how absorbing a film can be when the plot doesn't stand between us and a character. show more

  • 88
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    Within the confines of this minimalist picture, there are sequences so vital, timely and of-the-moment, so powerful and well-observed and precise, the effect can be emotionally overwhelming. show more

  • November 18, 2012 Jim
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    Michelle Williams plays an absolutey fascinating character. I found the whole story to be true to real life and a parallel of the real life struggles of so many in our country. I would say the only problem I find with the storyline is you were left wanting to know more, but life doesn\'t always end up in a pretty bow either and the deirector left you to decide what ever happens to her character.

  • April 23, 2010 drarthurwells
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    Powerful low budget film about love and its bonds. Similar to Umberto 'D in effect (seems to be a copy of Umberto 'D).

  • November 09, 2009 BUrban2877
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    Great movie. Amazing performance by Michelle Williams.

  • March 03, 2009 Jewel Box 926
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    Since I loved "Broken Flowers" AND "Lars and the Real Girl," I'm gonna take Sally's review as an indication this is a must-see picture.

  • January 28, 2009 Sally Tripple
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    Once again I have gone to a movie based on critics reviews. Apparently I do not understand the contemporary movie maker. Though I thought the acting was quite good and the dog adorable, I do was bored. And unsatisfied. I did wonder about the "backstory" of poor Wendy and what her future might hold, I didn't care much. I also hated "Broken Flowers!" Guess I have to go back to the consumer-friendly films.....

  • December 15, 2008 RoadKill2021
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    this movie sucks

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