Strange But True

Strange But True

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Strange But True

A woman claims to have becomes pregnant with her deceased ex-boyfriend's child five years after his death, in this noir-thriller based on the John Searle novel. Starring Amy Ryan, Margaret Qualley, Brian Cox and Greg Kinnear. After confronting his family with this impossible to believe claim, their subsequent search for answers leads them down a treacherous path.

2019Rating: M, Mature themes, violence and coarse language95 minsCanada
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FilmInk

FilmInk

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A teen thriller stripped entirely of complexity and sense, Strange but True manages to deliver an entertaining and harmless flick that shoots for the same psychological heights as Gone Girl but ends up hitting 13 Reasons Why levels of melodrama.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

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The pretense of ambiguity and complexity turns out to be a tease.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

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What's strange is that anyone thought this movie was worth making. It's a thriller with no thrills, almost no action and even less tension. What it does have is a strong cast, but who wants to see good actors going to waste?

2.0
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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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There remains some truth in advertising, especially when it comes to Rowan Athale's bizarre family thriller.

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Variety

Variety

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Can't quite decide what kind of weird it wants to be: a loopy B-movie corkscrew ride, or an American Beauty-style suburban burlesque with Something To Say.

1
The New York Times

The New York Times

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The tale is a jolting one, and the superb players do justice to the emotional distress of its characters. But a surer directorial hand might have yielded a more resonant experience.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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The twist-heavy, logic-bending plot will test audience patience in places, but the whole package is handsomely crafted and rich in strong performances...

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

Strange But True boasts a neat premise. But the initially taut thriller takes an unexpected tonal shift into overwrought suspense, losing some of its claustrophobic domestic tension along the way.

1
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

A teen thriller stripped entirely of complexity and sense, Strange but True manages to deliver an entertaining and harmless flick that shoots for the same psychological heights as Gone Girl but ends up hitting 13 Reasons Why levels of melodrama.

0
RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

press

The pretense of ambiguity and complexity turns out to be a tease.

0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

What's strange is that anyone thought this movie was worth making. It's a thriller with no thrills, almost no action and even less tension. What it does have is a strong cast, but who wants to see good actors going to waste?

2.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

There remains some truth in advertising, especially when it comes to Rowan Athale's bizarre family thriller.

0
Variety

Variety

press

Can't quite decide what kind of weird it wants to be: a loopy B-movie corkscrew ride, or an American Beauty-style suburban burlesque with Something To Say.

1
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The tale is a jolting one, and the superb players do justice to the emotional distress of its characters. But a surer directorial hand might have yielded a more resonant experience.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The twist-heavy, logic-bending plot will test audience patience in places, but the whole package is handsomely crafted and rich in strong performances...

0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

Strange But True boasts a neat premise. But the initially taut thriller takes an unexpected tonal shift into overwrought suspense, losing some of its claustrophobic domestic tension along the way.

1

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