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Vita & Virginia Reviews

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January 18, 2020
Vita & Virginia just can't overcome its faults and succumbs to being another well-made period piece that misses its mark.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 16, 2020
Never mind the class struggle, mental illness, or heteronormativity at every corner: Chanya Button's film can't figure out which way to look.
September 6, 2019
Arterton and Debicki work very well individually but share no chemistry.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 11, 2019
Vita & Virginia is disappointing mostly because it takes one of the most beloved, influential, and strange lesbian relationships of the 20th century and makes it into something basically ordinary, a mannered cliché.
July 2, 2019
The film lurches from one stage in their relationship to another, and the result is a strangely detached, uneven tone.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 25, 2019
It's an insufferable venture that completely misses the mark, despite the strong material at its foundation that begs to be explored.
July 12, 2019
Alas, we don't quite believe it.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
July 5, 2019
Vita & Virginia is filled with odd stylistic choices - all of which ultimately leaves the viewer cold.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 5, 2019
A slight misfire, squandering a strong idea and strong cast. Some baffling and unsubtle directorial choices are made. Elizabeth Debicki once again proves she is a star, however. Worth seeing for the costumes and unusual score only.
April 18, 2019
Button prefers to create a more traditional romance between the two women, one that fits within the safe comforts of a BBC TV movie.
July 4, 2019
Vita and Victoria could have been a wonderful addition to feminist literary film. But it's just so disappointing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 23, 2019
Arterton, Debicki, and their real-life counterparts are underserved by a script that doesn't quite understand its own relationship to queer romance and has little to say about it except that it existed.
September 17, 2019
Lovely to look at, and the content is interesting from both historical and literary perspectives. But, the relationship at its center is never quite as all-consuming as it should be.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
January 2, 2019
The film never delves beneath its surfaces.
September 24, 2020
Vita and Virginia attempts to break free from biopic standards even as it nearly becomes handicapped by them.
July 16, 2019
Looking upon Virginia Woolf with an immature and childish creative lust, writer/director Chanya Button and co-writer Eileen Atkins reduce her to a bland literary figure in Vita & Virginia, leaving us to remember the contrarian truth.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
September 19, 2019
The film finds greater depth and dimension in its side romances than in the one placed front-and-center.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 8, 2019
Maybe Button's aim is to show Vita and Virginia through a modern LGBT prism, but it misses the mark.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 20, 2019
Maybe dramatizing their correspondence would have worked if it had been paired with convincing dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 6, 2019
It's never a good sign for your rulebreaking romance when the occasional bits of dialogue between wayward wives and their sad husbands is more human, more feeling, and more emotionally intelligible than that between the lesbian lovers.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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