Metacritic Movie Ratings
Stories We Tell Reviews

5.0

91

out of 100

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

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 100

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

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

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  • 100

    out of 100

    Village VoiceStephanie 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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  • 91

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyOwen 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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  • 80

    out of 100

    VarietyGuy 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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