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The Wave Reviews

January 30, 2020
Smash together bits of Martin Scorsese's "After Hours," Michel Gondry's "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" and an episode of the old TV show "Scrubs"...and you might get "The Wave," an appealingly ambitious debut feature from director Gille Klabin.
January 23, 2020
A punchy and visually arresting calling card that announces the arrival of the filmmaker's bold style.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
January 19, 2020
he Wave feels like a fresh, fun, and funky episode of The Twilight Zone.
January 17, 2020
I found myself really impressed by this movie. It's a first feature and has a lot of ambition to it... You come out of this going "that movie is good, but that director is going to be great."
January 17, 2020
It's a movie designed to replicate the confusion of its protagonist, but ultimately reflects the confusion of everyone who made it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 17, 2020
This fever dream feels more derivative than distinctive, entertaining and eventful as it is. Still, it's a well-cast, well-crafted stab at something offbeat...
January 16, 2020
By the time a now lucid Frank finally acknowledges the cryptic messages that have been relentlessly swirling around him, "The Wave's" giddy effect comes crashing down where viewer involvement is concerned.
January 16, 2020
Klabin seems to be speaking directly to midnight movie fans, stoners who love hearing about other people's dreams, and Justin Long completists. Outside that particular demographic, this frenetic trip may wind up feeling more like an exhausting slog.
Top Critic
January 16, 2020
The artistry at work in The Wave isn't enough to keep the film from caving in under its middling story.