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Stories We Tell Review

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

  • 5.0
    90

    out of 100

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

  • 100

    out of 100

    Village Voice Stephanie Zacharek

    This wondrous, absorbing little picture covers a great deal of winding meta-territory, reflecting on the ways in which a single family's story can be told—or maybe, more accurately, examining the idea that there's no such thing as a "single story."

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  • 100

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    Sarah Polley's memoir is a poignant, funny and engrossing film, challenging our notions of memory and family mythology.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Variety Guy Lodge

    The alternately playful and elegiac Stories We Tell is wholly of a piece with her fiction work, and just as rewarding.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter

    This playfully complex and gently slippery analysis of memory and personal narrative manages to engage us in what's essentially the private business, some might even say the dirty laundry, of total strangers.

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  • 91

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    By the end, the rug gets pulled out from under us, showing that even the reality we think we see may be an illusion.

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