Reviews: What Maisie Knew (2013)

what_maisie_knewReviews for this film from our members:

  • Luke Bonanno @
    • Excerpt: What Maisie Knew provides a poignant child’s eye view of separation. Authentic and stirring, this well-made indie drama is well worth a look.
  • Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @
    • Excerpt: A mesmerizing screen adaptation of a Henry James novel about parenting and the importance of a tender and nurturing love.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Screenwriters…contemporize the 1897 Henry James novel with smart choices and directors McGehee and Siegel elicit fine performances from their cast, but despite the material’s modern relevance [the film] feels like a long build to a single punch line.
  • [New – 9/5] | Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: While optimistic and a bit pat in the end, “What Maisie Knew” is thankfully never a sunny kids’ version of divorce full of Hollywood-movie artifice and schmaltz but powerful in its delicacy.
  • Frank Ochieng @ SFcrowsnest
    • Excerpt: The deeply affecting ‘What Maisie Knew’ is a tyke-oriented tearjerker that works on the soul. Filmmakers Scott McGehee and David Siegel present a disturbing drama that routinely captures the major heartache of a vulnerable child caught up in the psychological rigors of her off-the-wall parents’ divorce.
  • Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

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