Pieces of a Woman (2020) - Rotten Tomatoes

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Pieces of a Woman (2020)

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Critic Consensus: Pieces of a Woman struggles to maintain momentum after a stunning opening act, but Vanessa Kirby's performance makes the end result a poignant portrait of grief.

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Martha (Vanessa Kirby) and Sean (Shia LaBeouf) are a Boston couple on the verge of parenthood whose lives change irrevocably when a home birth ends in unimaginable tragedy. Thus begins a yearlong odyssey for Martha, who must navigate her grief while working through fractious relationships with Sean and her domineering mother (Ellen Burstyn), along with the publicly vilified midwife (Molly Parker), whom she must face in court.

Cast

Ellen Burstyn
as Elizabeth
Sarah Snook
as Suzanne
Steven McCarthy
as Photographer
Harry Standjofski
as Count Clerk
Domenic Di Rosa
as Medical Examiner
Alain Dahan
as Tomb Maker
Letitia Brookes
as Foodies Employee #2
Olivia Lyle
as Employee #6
Bonnie Mak
as Receptionist
Joelle Jeremie
as Institute Official
Noël Burton
as Book Seller
Sonia Berube
as Secretary
Alex DeLaCruz
as Employee #1
Eric Davis
as Employee #5
Lynn St-Pierre
as Martha's Friend
Kathleen Mireille Pepperall
as Linda's Friend #1
Lili-Marlene Couture
as Linda's Friend #2
Andre Morris-Mowatt
as Linda's Friend #3
Nadia Catino
as Woman Rubbing Martha's Belly
Adam Shoucair
as Reporter
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All Critics (231) | Top Critics (58)

Awards talk aside, it's a bit of a mess. But it does do a decent job of capturing the impulse to blame when joy is supplanted by tragedy and loss.

March 3, 2021 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

It's tough to watch, but if you're gonna settle in for it, please pay attention to Vanessa Kirby. She's one to watch.

March 1, 2021 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Director Kornél Mundruczó doesn't go easy on his actors or on us, making this an ordeal.

January 15, 2021 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Its effortful grandiosity transforms it into something hollow and even, at times, risible.

January 15, 2021 | Full Review…

Pieces of a Woman is a rather blunted depiction of an endlessly complex subject that deserves much more contemplation. Despite impressive performances, it fails to truly hit that mark.

January 14, 2021 | Full Review…

The first act turns on her extended labor -- a long, sweaty action sequence as breathless as any in The Bourne Identity.

January 14, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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