Reviews: Disobedience (2018)

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  • Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Texan Reviews
    • Excerpt: With three exceptional performances and a unique setting, Disobedience is a strong film, a meditation on love familial and erotic.
  • Jared Mobarak @ The Film Stage
    • Excerpt: Disobedience’s journey is one of authentic emotional honesty exceling in instances of insecurity and fear. No matter how raw Esti and Ronit’s love and passion, the abject horror of being discovered trumps their pleasure.
  • Darren Mooney @ the m0vie blog
    • Excerpt: Far too Orthodox for its own good.
  • Frank Ochieng @ Screen Anarchy
    • Excerpt: [A] lush, steamy, and transfixing romancer…an exquisite drama that piercingly tests the boundaries of religious faith and forbidden romance. Daringly provocative and hypnotic, Disobedience is undoubtedly spell-binding in its secretive shell of seduction
  • Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]
  • [New] | João Pinto @ Portal Cinema [Portuguese]
    • Excerpt: Sebastian Lelo could have done much more!
  • James Roberts @ Glide Magazine
    • Excerpt: You can look at the film as an uplifting view on growth or a bleak, heartbreaking examination of repression. You can look at it is both—they aren’t mutually exclusive, after all. It’s powerful, however, no matter how you look at it.
  • Tusshar Sasi @ Filmy Sasi
    • Excerpt: Sebastián Lelio’s ‘Disobedience’ integrates two explosive ideas – religion and homosexuality – with astute clarity. Actors Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams excel in their difficult and finely layered parts.
  • James Wegg @ JWR
    • Excerpt: Despite having a decidedly “done that, been there” feel to the narrative (estranged, only daughter New Yorker, comes back to Europe to bury her dad…she is almost entirely not welcome), Sebastián Lelo’s tale of forbidden love hits a few true notes even as the narrative arc is easily predicted.