Mickey and the Bear

critic Reviews

100% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score100%
  • Brought to life by a breakout performance by Camila Morrone, Mickey and the Bear finds affecting drama at the crossroads of a young woman's coming-of-age journey.
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    Scott CravenArizona Republic
    "Mickey and the Bear" unfolds languidly, allowing tension to build slowly, intimately.
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    Ann HornadayWashington Post
    Every shot in "Mickey and the Bear" is scrupulously judged but never overworked or fussy, resulting in a movie that is as artful as it is unforced.
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    Monica CastilloTheWrap
    Through these complicated dynamics, Morrone navigates her character's many highs and lows with a touching sense of authenticity.
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    Robert AbeleLos Angeles Times
    The best thing one can say about Attanasio's approach to this material... is that she understands how complicated people's lives are when on the surface their issues might seem cut-and-dried.
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    David EhrlichindieWire
    Small but deeply felt.
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    Matt Zoller SeitzRogerEbert.com
    An almost perfectly realized drama that feels as if it was time-warped in from 40 or 50 years ago, when people still wanted to see movies about people living in the actual world.
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    Jason BestMarie Claire
    Mickey, the heroine of this thoughtful coming-of-age drama, is not your usual Midwest teenager. When she surreptitiously dips into her father's wallet, it's to put money in rather than take it out.
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    Lisa NesselsonFrance24
    A character study pulled off through superb performances.
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    Leilani PolkThe Stranger (Seattle, WA)
    When Mickey is finally pushed to action, it's a relief, suffusing Mickey and the Bear with a feeling of hope amid the darkness and transforming a good film into a great one.
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    Diane CarsonKDHX (St. Louis)
    Writer/director Annabelle Attanasio... in her debut feature, shows a mature handling of interpersonal dynamics.
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