CODA

CODA

CODA

Winner of the Audience Award, Directing Award, and Grand Jury Prize at Sundance 2021, filmmaker Sian Heder's tale follows a CODA – Child of Deaf Adults – who's the only hearing person in her family. When the family’s fishing business is threatened, the young woman finds herself torn between pursuing her love of music and her fear of abandoning her parents.

2021Rating: PG-13112 minsFrance, USAPathé!
DramaFestival & Independent

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CODA / Reviews

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A radiant, deeply satisfying heartwarmer...

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IndieWire

IndieWire

It may look recognizable, but Heder and her formidable cast and compelling emotion make sure it doesn't sound like anything else out there.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

A mostly likable concoction, but one that's just too formulaic and ultimately rather calculated to secure the emotional response it so desperately wants by the big finale.

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Film Threat

Film Threat

Heder infuses such deep emotion in the movie, it makes up for its lack of narrative originality.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

This is Jones' film and she gives one of those young performances that feel like a pronouncement of someone who will be around for years.

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Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

Writer/director Sian Heder, with her exceptional cast, remains in full control of the tone even as the story follows every predictable beat.

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The Times

The Times

This improbably charismatic 18-year-old drags you over the bumps with a nuanced turn that veers from vulnerable to defeated to furiously determined.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Too much of the film feels more informed by other movies than any real experience.

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Collider

Collider

When CODA hits the right notes in that balancing act, it's euphoric.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

A handful of sitcom-ish moments seem like small glitches in a script that works so winningly to bring the often unseen (or just terminally underexplored) world of deafness to such joyful, ordinary life.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

The film is at its most moving in those rare moments when it's capturing the nourishing bonding ritual among a deaf family.

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Vox

Vox

Sweet, thoughtful, and unusual in its extensive use of sign language and its casting of deaf actors (including Oscar winner Marlee Matlin), it's the kind of film you can't help but love.

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