WHAT'S HOT?
Home > Movie > P > Pariah > Reviews

Pariah Reviews

Pariah

Overview


Genre :

Drama

Release Date :

December 28, 2011 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Dee Rees

Starring :

Adepero Oduye, Pernell Walker, Kim Wayans, Charles Parnell, Sahra Mellesse, Aasha Davis

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  Be the 1st!

3.5 of 5

“..there's a similar stillness to the film as a whole..”
by Chris Barsanti [Filmcritic.com]
4 of 5

“..the film's visual style only seemed obvious a couple of times..”
by Grae Drake [Movies.com]
Review rate : B+

“..the balance of the movie plays out the immovable object against the implacable force..”
by Emanuel Levy [Emanuel Levy.com]
2.5 of 4

“..seems to have manipulated his images in-camera and during the digital-immediate phase to give the film the same gritty-glossy..”
by Ed Gonzalez [Slant Magazine]
4 of 5

“..original and the dialogue is excellent, with the key dramatic scenes not always playing out as you'd expect..”
by Matthew Turner [ViewLondon]
“..offers just enough humor..”
by John DeFore [Hollywood Reporter]
“..like its evocative but indefinite title, Pariah is a dark..”
by Leslie Stonebraker [New York Press]
Review rate : A-

“..if you strip away race and sexuality, we are all searching for the same things when it comes to identity. That's what this film is about..”
by Fr. Chris Carpenter [Movie Dearest]
3 of 5

“..clunky subplots and soap operatics start to nudge their way into the mix..”
by David Fear [Time Out New York]
3.5 of 5

“..all this is conveyed through top-notch performances and a vibrant soundtrack..”
by Anton Bitel [Eye for Film]
“..act shifts that arrive with dishearteningly rigid precision..”
by Andrew Barker [Variety]
3.5 of 5

“..a potent film and a standout debut..”
by Sara Maria Vizcarrondo [Boxoffice Magazine]

Reader's Reviews


Screen Name
Rate This Movie
Please Enter   
Comment
 
 
 
RSS
FB
Twitter

LATEST REVIEWS

LEGEND :

“..while he arguably fails to rein in his leading man (or half of him), screenwriter-turned-director Helgeland has a light touch, leavening the ultra-violence - and there are gory scenes - with a flair for absurdity..”
by Helen O'Hara [Daily Telegraph]

THE TRANSPORTER REFUELED :

“..this film is so stupid it may burst your appendix..”
by Colin Covert [Minneapolis Star Tribune]

BEFORE WE GO :

“..Evans and Eve are always charming, but Brooke's real-world problems ring false in a story held together by chintzy fatalism and the logic of a first draft..”
by David Ehrlich [Time Out New York]

BREAK POINT :

“..Jay Karas doesn't exactly reinvent the wheel as he puts this odd couple through the paces of getting in shape and reconciling old wounds, but he's helped by some laugh-out-loud quirk in Gene Hong's screenplay, nice comic chemistry between the two leads..”
by Sara Stewart [New York Post]

STEVE JOBS: MAN IN THE MACHINE :

“..sharp as always from Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]

CHLOE AND THEO :

“..borrowing themes from "Candide," it makes us wonder why bad things happen to good people. Including movie audiences..”
by Colin Covert [Minneapolis Star Tribune]

BLOODSUCKING BASTARDS :

“..the film takes a long time to get going because of all the prolonged, glib chit-chat that loses whatever satirical edge it might have initially possessed..”
by Michael Rechtshaffen [LA Times]

CONTRACTED: PHASE II :

“..has contracted many of the same problems with the first film - it's plagued with pacing and character issues - but still has enough gags for the home video audience..”
by Brad Miska [Bloody Disgusting]

EVEREST :

“..in narrative terms it's messy - as true stories tend to be. The dramatic focus is split between around half a dozen characters based on real people and it's not clear who we should root for..”
by Peter Bradshaw [The Guardian]

BEASTS OF NO NATION :

“..artful, accomplished but not entirely sustained adaptation..”
by Justin Chang [Variety]