Misbehaviour

critic Reviews

, 84% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Misbehaviour's overall arc will be familiar to fans of feelgood British cinema -- and so will the way it triumphs over formula to tell a thoroughly crowd-pleasing story.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    Keira Knightley and Jessie Buckley achieve both laughs and drama...
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    Gary GoldsteinLos Angeles Times
    Good intentions, deft performances and vivid dollops of period style and sensibility go a long way to patch over the bumps.
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    Sheila O'MalleyRogerEbert.com
    The separate storylines help the film avoid the mistakes made in similar movies, particularly those dealing with feminist history.
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    Manohla DargisNew York Times
    It... has a toothless vision of protest and empowerment that's doomed to fail its subject because its makers don't (can't) risk making the audience uncomfortable.
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    Barry HertzGlobe and Mail
    Misbehaviour is a film that makes its characters compete with each other for screen time and resonance and social messaging. Ultimately, no one goes home a winner.
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    Clarisse LoughreyIndependent (UK)
    The film's failures are ... a timely reminder that feminist filmmaking can only be effective when it's truly intersectional.
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    Charles KoplinskiReel Talk with Chuck and Pam
    "Misbehaviour" is a compelling story with exceptional performances.
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    Charles KoplinskiIllinois Times
    "Misbehaviour" a bit too tame.
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    Todd JorgensonCinemalogue
    ... struggles to wrangle its various subplots and social issues, and winds up settling for crowd-pleasing formula.
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    Jeffrey M. AndersonSan Francisco Examiner
    Remains ambitious enough to offer more than one correct side to a still-pressing issue, and, thankfully, leaves more wiggle room than the standard bathing suit allows.
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