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Stories We Tell

Overview


Genre :

Documentary

Release Date :

May 10, 2013 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Sarah Polley

Starring :

Diana Polley, Michael Polley, Sarah Polley, Rebecca Jenkins, Peter Evans, Alex Hatz

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

5 of 5

“..Polley has created a portrait of a marriage that is full of enormous richness, tenderness and emotional complexity..”
by Peter Bradshaw [The Guardian]
Review rate : A-

“..it's a film that tickles both the brain and the heart, and by some distance Polley's most consistent, and best, work as a director to date..”
by Oliver Lyttelton [The Playlist]
3.5 of 4

“..is unique and unforgettable..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
Review rate : B

“..funny and touching film..”
by Amanda Mae Meyncke [Film.com]
4 of 4

“..as direct as a blood transfusion. It's a film of fact, remembrance and forgiveness, with no clear path. You just have to trust in Sarah Polley's steely determination and follow her relentless lens..”
by Peter Howell [Toronto Star]
“..a number of transparent virtues, including its humor and formal design, although its most admirable quality is the deep sense of personal ethics that frames Ms. Polley's filmmaking choices..”
by Manohla Dargis [NY Times]
Review rate : A-
Reviewed by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Rick Groen [Globe and Mail]

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THE INTRUDERS :

“..this is one of those movies that's not very good but not so offensively bad that I regret ever seeing it. No doubt, it's also something I probably won't remember in a week..”
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FOCUS :

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A LA MALA :

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