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Critic Reviews of "You Were Never Really Here"
Time OutApril 09, 2018
If you're left a little in the fog as to what's happened and why, it's not a drawback: The execution is so assured, you simply go with the flow of striking, suggestive images.
New YorkerApril 06, 2018
You Were Never Really Here is hard going: easy to revere, fascinating to explore, but nagging in its grimness and, were it not for the rooted presence of Joaquin Phoenix, difficult to believe in.
RogerEbert.comApril 06, 2018
A taut and almost unbearably intense 90-minutes, without an ounce of fat on it. Ramsay doesn't give you a second to breathe.
New York PostApril 05, 2018
With a jarring 11th-hour twist, [director Lynne] Ramsay leaves you pondering what menace lies beneath all those familiar sights and sounds.
NPRApril 05, 2018
Style overwhelms substance; characters recede into a fog of endless setup accentuated with Johnny Greenwood's meaningfully strident score.
Rolling StoneApril 05, 2018
Joaquin Phoenix is simply stupendous in a revenge thriller from the brilliant Scottish filmmaker Lynne Ramsay that gets under your skin and makes it crawl. You won't know what hit you.
SlashfilmApril 09, 2018
Ramsay has concocted a lean, mean movie that skimps on specifics yet still packs a wallop. It's one of the most remarkable examples of less-is-more storytelling in recent memory.
Consequence of SoundApril 06, 2018
This is cinema in every sense, the kind of film that demands your full engagement with every moving part of film as a medium as it unfolds.
L.A. BizApril 06, 2018
Like its protagonist, an efficient, sensitive and, in bursts, gruesomely violent punch to the gut.
MUBIApril 06, 2018
[Lynne] Ramsay's abstractions take their most productively aggressive and abrasive form here, throwing Joe's agonies at us like grenades.
Reeling ReviewsApril 06, 2018
This psychological portrait cum modern pulp noir is not for the faint of heart, often playing like an homage to the last fifteen minutes of "Taxi Driver," but the film's horrific elements are cloaked in a state of grace, Ramsey's achievement remarkable.
Paste MagazineApril 06, 2018
You Were Never Really Here is a breakdown shot in hyperdrive, lean, economic, utterly ruthless and made with fiery craftsmanship.
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