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Agnes Reviews

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December 31, 2021
This strangely elliptical, deeply thoughtful take on nunsploitation wears the habit of its genre to cover over the trauma and tribulation underneath, while still leaving room for future rapture.
December 30, 2021
...you will cherish the meditative, unexpected detours Reece's engrossing film takes.
December 17, 2021
The filmmakers create an immersive atmosphere, and keep us intrigued throughout. Best of all, they give us an exorcism story that we truly have not seen before.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 12, 2021
A strange and beautiful tale of sex, religion, and dysfunction at the Carmelite convent of Santa Teresa.
December 10, 2021
Despite having elements of a typical exorcism movie, this isn't a horror tale as much as it is a comedy with jokes in the most unusual spots and a meditation on faith and what forms it takes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 10, 2021
For all of its ruffled habits and bleeding eyes, Agnes is far sadder than it is scary (quite, versus not at all), and often sillier than it is sad.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 10, 2021
Unpredictability is Agnes' greatest strength; its genre-hybridity lends a mixed bag of emotions, ultimately emerging as a raw tale about loss.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 10, 2021
'Agnes' will certainly surprise you. It presents itself as rib on exorcism movies that have come before it. Then it ventures into a thoughtful excavation of faith and what to do when you lose it.
December 10, 2021
Reece shows an intuitive understanding of when to move the camera, and -- more importantly -- when not to move the camera. It's all very elegantly put together.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 9, 2021
Disturbing, occasionally violent, Agnes is a genre breaker that veers into unanticipated areas of drama, some of it absurd. The horror is more aligned with mood and atmosphere than shock and gore, like Ken Russell's The Devils.
Full Review | Original Score: A
December 9, 2021
Constantly surprises and entertains throughout.
December 8, 2021
Sometimes this movie is unsettling; sometimes it's funny. Mostly it's a strange and fascinating inquiry into the nature of belief...
December 5, 2021
The film is a thoughtful examination of the human desire for it and the accompanying hope that it may exorcise the emptiness we feel.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 26, 2021
This provocative film has a lot of curious things to say about the effect of religion on one's life and what it means to be a believer in God.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 27, 2021
Reece is very much an actors' director and he draws out splendid performances from his cast in what, for all its blackly comic moments, is a gentle, thoughtful fable about faith and the role it plays in many people's lives.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 25, 2021
Messy and Enjoyable humor
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
August 20, 2021
For all its rambling strangeness and lack of clarity, Agnes is oddly engrossing, its characters always watchable, its cast very good, and its unpredictability certainly arresting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 18, 2021
In a cinematic world where plot structure seems ordained to the point where we are are sometimes pages ahead of the script and characters, Reece's writing remains refreshingly shocking.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 16, 2021
If... you're tired of seeing the same old beats hit again and again in these kind of movies, this will feel provides idiosyncratic salvation.
August 11, 2021
The temptation will be to declare that Agnes is two films when really it's just one extraordinarily clever, unimpeachably ethical treatise on sexual repression, spiritual isolation, and the profound loneliness that derives from it. It's so good.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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