Holler

critic Reviews

, 91% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • It's hard not to hear echoes of similarly desperate stories, but Holler drowns them out with strong performances and palpable empathy.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Siddhant AdlakhaObserver
    Holler is a gorgeously-textured exploration of the way ruthless corporatism trickles down through each layer of a country, and a system, until it falls on the shoulders of a young girl and obscures her future. Jessica Barden pens sonnets with her silence.
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    Tim CogshellFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    Miss Barden is just wonderful in this movie, but so is everyone else.
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    Angie HanFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    Honest, gritty, and thoughtful.
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    Carla RenataRogerEbert.com
    Jessica Barden, Pamela Adlon and Gus Halper knock it out of the park with the girtty tale of escaping the trash heap of poverty for a better life. Kudos Nicole Reigel for sharing your heart!
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    Kate ErblandindieWire
    While the broad strokes of Nicole Riegel's story might sound familiar, "Holler" finds its power in the particularities, especially Jessica Barden's unfussy and wholly believable performance.
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    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    Barden's central performance is as tough and honest as the film calls for, and even if a closing riff feels slightly borrowed from "Good Will Hunting," "Holler" is a solid entry in the Midwest Desolation canon.
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    Joel FisherBattle Royale With Cheese
    Holler is a poignant coming of age drama
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    Dennis Harvey48 Hills
    Holler has a basic conviction and authenticity that makes it worthwhile.
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    Aaron NeuwirthWe Live Entertainment
    There's a familiarity to this story overall, but writer-director Nicole Riegel makes the most out of the idea of a smart young woman trying to escape a life of poverty.
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    Alan ZilbermanSpectrum Culture
    Director and writer Nicole Riegel declines to judge any of her characters, and instead shows how widespread poverty affects everyone a little differently.
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