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Ida Review

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

  • 5.0
    89

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Universal acclaim
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 100

    out of 100

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    There is an implicit argument here between faith and materialism, one that is resolved with wit, conviction and generosity of spirit. Mr. Pawlikowski has made one of the finest European films (and one of most insightful films about Europe, past and present) in recent memory.

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  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Bill Stamets

    Ida reaches spiritual depth through affecting performances rendered in sublime black-and-white compositions.

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  • 100

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    Pawel Pawlikowski's Ida, a compact masterpiece set in Poland in the early 1960s, gets to the heart of its matter with startling swiftness.

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  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Phillips

    One of the year's gems.

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  • 100

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Todd McCarthy

    Frame by frame, Ida looks resplendently bleak, its stunning monochromes combining with the inevitable gloomy Polish weather and communist-era deprivations to create a harsh, unforgiving environment.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    Variety Peter Debruge

    It’s one thing to set up a striking black-and-white composition and quite another to draw people into it, and dialing things back as much as this film does risks losing the vast majority of viewers along the way, offering an intellectual exercise in lieu of an emotional experience to all but the most rarefied cineastes.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Chris Nashawaty

    With her brassy, determined aunt, Ida sets off to find answers and discovers life beyond the convent walls in this leisurely but satisfying journey.

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  • 90

    out of 100

    Village Voice

    Ida unfolds partly as chamber play and partly as road movie, following the two women on a search for their dead beloveds' anonymous graves.

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