The Other Lamb

critic Reviews

72% Fresh Tomatometer Score72%
  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Dennis HarveyVariety
    After a while, all these visual poetics start to feel like a pretentious means of suggesting enigmatic depth where there really is none.
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    Deborah YoungHollywood Reporter
    Malgorzata's command of her medium makes the film a pleasure to watch...
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    Jackie K. Cooperjackiekcooper.com
    The basis of the movie - a cult of many women following one man - is a good one, but the movie fails to give much insight as to how or why it could happen.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Sara ClementsDaily Dead
    Director Małgorzata Szumowska and writer C.S. McMullen create an incredibly dark look at coming of age that feels much more real than that depicted in any teen comedy.
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    Robert KojderFlickering Myth
    Unsettling but tedious
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    Jared MobarakJaredmobarak.com
    Szumowska utilizes the beautiful, almost otherworldly environment to visualize Selah's coming-of-age journey towards the reality of her predicament.
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    Josh Slater-WilliamsSciFiNow
    While The Other Lamb still has piercing scenes, its story path with Selah is a lot more familiar.
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    Kevin WightThe Wee Review
    For all its blunt force poetic sense it's a consistently beautiful, engrossing film.
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    Mina TaklaAwardsWatch
    THE OTHER LAMB is an undeniable visual feast for the senses, and a celebration of atmospheric storytelling that may have sacrificed chunks of dialogue but never lost sight on its desired impact.
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    Alexandra Heller-NicholasAWFJ Women on Film
    An impressive English-language debut for one of Poland's most compelling contemporary filmmakers, The Other Lamb is engrossing, thoughtful and unhesitating in its ideological messaging.
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