Sundance Film Festival reviews



‘Falling’: Toronto Review

Viggo Mortensen’s directorial debut features Lance Henriksen as an angry patriarch grappling with dementia

Acasa, My Home

‘Acasa, My Home’: Review

Sundance prizewinner follows a sprawling Romanian family’s forced move from the wilderness to the big city

Farewell Amor

‘Farewell Amor’: Cannes Market Review

Ekwa Msangi’s impressive debut tells the story of three immigrants who haltingly attempt to rebuild a family and a home in Brooklyn


‘Epicentro’: Sundance Review

This tender portrait of Cuba is the winner of the world documentary competition at Sundance

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‘His House’: Sundance Review

Netflix swoops on sophisticated British refugee horror directed by rising star Remi Weekes

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​'Omniboat: A Fast Boat Fantasia’: Sundance Review

A surreal portmanteau set on or around a Miami speedboat

Boys State

‘Boys State’: Sundance Review

A small political ecosystem throws up some big results for documentary film-makers Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine

The Reason I Jump

‘The Reason I Jump’: Sundance Review

Jerry Rothwell’s groundbreaking documentary tunes into the autistic spectrum

Charm City Kings

'Charm City Kings': Sundance Review

Sony’s Sundance acquisition is anchored by the exceptional young actor Jahi Di’Allo Winston

Nine Days

‘Nine Days’: Sundance Review

A standout debut from Edson Oda competes in Sundance’s US Dramatic section

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‘Tesla’: Sundance Review

A fascinating, if unconventional, look at the singular life of Nikola Tesla as played by Ethan Hawke

The Father

‘The Father’: Sundance Review

Exceptional performances from Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman anchor Florian Zeller’s deeply moving debut

High Tide

‘High Tide’: Sundance Review

Argentina’s Veronica Chen returns to Sundance with a knotty drama about power, privilege and sexuality


‘Exil’: Sundance Review

Paranoia and racism combine in Visar Morina’s unsettling feature about a Kosovan immigrant in Germany

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‘La Leyenda Negra’: Sundance Review

An El Salvadorian immigrant struggles to fit in at her new LA school


‘Luxor’: Sundance Review

Andrea Riseborough stars in this Egypt-set drama from Zeina Durra