Metacritic Movie Ratings
White Material Reviews

5.0

81

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

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    It's a portrait, by turns chilling, thrilling, mysterious and terrifying, of a woman who refuses to be terrorized.

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  • 91

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyLisa Schwarzbaum

    French mood-and-feeling master filmmaker Claire Denis returns to the Africa of her youth for an intense, mysterious drama exploring revolution and loss.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-TimesRoger Ebert

    This is a beautiful, puzzling film. The enigmatic quality of Huppert's performance draws us in.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter

    Denis creates the threat of imminent danger through stillness and austerity rather than action. She's helped immeasurably by an astringent, fully committed performance from her leading lady, a gaunt, impossibly resolute Isabelle Huppert.

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