• Christine (2016)

Christine

Release Date: October 14th, 2016

DVD Release Date: February 14th, 2017

R |1 hr 59 min

Plot Summary

In Sarasota, Fla., circa 1974, an ambitious, 29-year-old reporter is relentlessly motivated to succeed. She knows she has talent, but being a driven career woman in the '70s comes with its own challenges, especially when competition for a promotion and a tumultuous home life lead to a dissolution of self. With ratings in the cellar, the station manager issues a mandate to deliver juicier and more exploitative stories, a story firmly at odds with her serious brand of issue-based journalism.

Cast: Rebecca Hall, Michael C. Hall, Tracy Letts, Maria Dizzia, J. Smith-Cameron, John Cullum, David Alexander, Kim Shaw

Director: Antonio Campos

Genres: Drama , Biography

Production Co: The Orchard, Borderline Films, Great Point Media, Fresh Jade

Keywords: Friend, Quest, 1970s, House, Mother, Emotional, Intense, Sacrifice, Brooding

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    David RooneyThe Hollywood Reporter

    While Campos' tone and storytelling are not always the smoothest, and some of his choices are perplexing...he slowly builds a detailed mosaic of his central character and the environment she's so determined to conquer. show more

  • 70
    Robert AbeleTheWrap

    While Christine the movie may leave you in a coldly analytical space about sad people — even its dollops of humor have a chilliness — Christine the woman stays with you, thanks to a career-best performance from Hall that’s stark, thoughtful, and mesmerizing. show more

  • 100
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    A magnificent performance from Rebecca Hall is Christine’s clear highlight, but the entire ensemble shines in this stripped-down but deeply sympathetic drama. show more

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