(I) (2016)

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100
A magnificent performance from Rebecca Hall is Christine's clear highlight, but the entire ensemble shines in this stripped-down but deeply sympathetic drama.
100
In Hall, [Campos] has the perfect actor to convey Chubbuck's internal struggle in a manner that's devastating.
90
Far from the austere death march it might threaten to be on paper, this is a thrumming, heartsore, sometimes viciously funny character study, sensitive both to the singularities of Chubbuck's psychological collapse and the indignities weathered by any woman in a 1970s newsroom.
90
Christine is a fine piece of cinema, not only boasting one of the best performances of the year to date, but also tackling a difficult subject with ample empathy and intelligence.
83
Is Christine voyeuristic, or even exploitative? Very possibly. But it's also vivid, intense, and artful.
80
It is Hall for which this film will be sought out and remembered, and she elicits such a great deal of empathy as to make the inevitable climax all the more gut-wrenching.
75
An expertly crafted noir-like depiction of Chubbuck's descent into psychological duress, Campos' grim character study makes up for an occasionally stifling icy tone with a stunning lead performance by Hall.
75
An expertly crafted noir-like depiction of Chubbuck's descent into psychological duress, Campos' grim character study makes up for an occasionally stifling icy tone with a stunning lead performance by Hall.
70
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.
67
Despite a compelling performance, we rarely get an authentic sense of the psychology behind her eyes.
67
A subplot and a longer-than-necessary runtime threaten to undercut Hall's performance, but in the end the movie succeeds as a solid investigation into the day-to-day life of one suffering from depression.

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