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Black Butterflies Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    66

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 50

    out of 100

    Village Voice Nick Schager

    Art, politics, and craziness conspire to form a rather mechanical melodrama in Black Butterflies.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Variety Ronnie Scheib

    The uncompromising power of Ingrid Jonker's poetry runs like a pulsing vein through Black Butterflies.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter

    Paula van der Oest's biopic of South African poet Ingrid Jonker is conventional yet captivating thanks in large part to a terrific lead performance from Carice van Houten.

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  • 90

    out of 100

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    In its jagged style and tone Black Butterflies is as close to an inside-out view of Jonker's tumultuous life as a movie could go without sinking into chaos. Its hues are continuously changing, and the seaside weather around Cape Town reflects her tempestuous emotional life.

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