Mickey and the Bear

critic Reviews

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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Nicholas BellIONCINEMA.com
    Although lacking in originality and narrative energy, director Annabelle Attanasio more often than not makes up for such slights with authentic strides and nuanced performances in her debut Mickey and the Bear.
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    Morgan RojasCinemacy
    This character-driven drama confidently explores toxic love.
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    Nguyen LeThe Young Folks
    Whatever state of mind Mickey is in, [Camila] Morrone nails it in her portrayal.
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    Joey MagidsonHollywood News
    James Badge Dale and Camila Morrone are achingly real here. The film's script gives them plenty to do, and both ace their difficult roles.
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    David EhrlichindieWire
    Small but deeply felt.
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    Andrew BundyThe Playlist
    Filmmaker Annabelle Attanasio's debut film is an honest and empathetic look at the toughest parts of someone's upbringing with incredible performances from its two stars.
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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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    Jared MobarakThe Film Stage
    Morrone poignantly portrays [a] war within by always showing the sadness beneath each smile. Dale is a force as he runs the full spectrum of emotions.
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    David HarrisSpectrum Culture
    Stories like Mickey and the Bear have appeared as sobering reminders for the high-minded art film crowd that we are swiftly becoming two Americas.
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    Musanna AhmedFilm Inquiry
    With any luck, Mickey and the Bear will be recognised like Winter's Bone before it, giving the breakout director and star the industry credit they deserve.
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