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  1. Taufiq Hariyadi's rating of the film Always Shine

  2. traag-1's rating of the film Always Shine

    Sort of a Persona/3 Women hybrid with mixed results...Really enjoyed the lead performance by Davis and the score was effective.

  3. †. Kennedy Pope's rating of the film Always Shine

    Always Shine earns credit for achieving the pseudo-horror tone in an ultimately effective way; the two-shot and one-shot cinematography is repetitive for the sake of achieving this tone, which is noticed, but not particularly annoying. Where the film as a whole falls flat to me is the sheer triteness of the subject matter. The seeds of jealousy, vanity, etc. in this context could've been used more inventively.

  4. vordven's rating of the film Always Shine

  5. hemachandra's rating of the film Always Shine

    This film made me flinch. More than once. A tense thriller that delights in uncomfortable situations. Superb performances from both the leads, who convincingly turn every casual discussion into a lunge for control.

  6. Linda Wittgenstein's rating of the film Always Shine

  7. Igor Ramos's rating of the film Always Shine

    While the plot is a little too on the nose in some moments and scenes, seeing both frenemies unravel was pretty exciting and the outcome remained unpredictable until de very end. A sleek thriller with great work by both lead actresses, where the edition work also stands out.

  8. Alvin Case's rating of the film Always Shine

    A contemporaneous riff on All About Eve and Single White Female. It would have been great if not for the usual tropes and beats. With these actors I would have wanted a more daring story. Something that gets deeper into the feminine view of itself as mystery. Barbet Schroeder covered this and more in a mature manner that one doesn't easily forget. Yet, it's a good try.

  9. Henrique Amud's rating of the film Always Shine

    Sundance Workshop's own version of Mulholland Drive ain't much elaborate, surprising or even eventful, but Mackenzie Davis alone makes it kinda worth watching.

  10. teler_thriller's rating of the film Always Shine

    kinda reminds me of Persona, but the movie is pretty boring tho.

  11. Moses Lumpkin's rating of the film Always Shine

    It's just a matter of time/ Before we get to shine/ It's not a question of when/ Or who does the crime

  12. FCC 86's rating of the film Always Shine

    "That's how you play sassy"

  13. Ryan Swen's rating of the film Always Shine

    Thespians are the best players.

  14. Henri de Corinth's rating of the film Always Shine

    You can only remake Persona and/or 3 Women so many times. Too little too late. But, it gets a 3 because I'm soft on identity swap and because Mackenzie Davis is a force of nature.

  15. Toprak Coskun Deniz's rating of the film Always Shine

    What a lazy and amateurish take on women's inability to become friends with other women. poor acting, cartoonish characters and horrid directing.

  16. Nick Schwab's rating of the film Always Shine

    The 'twisty' elements fuck it up. The 1st hour is beautifully constructed in character relationships and tension, as it's so well orchestrated in the acting, scripting, characterization, and emotional depth that it's everything that this same year's The Neon Demon isn't. Then the two big twists in the final act come and it goes to hell: being unnecessarily confusing and cliche at best, and gimmicky at worst.

  17. Sara Gaspar's rating of the film Always Shine

    3+ great concept, but the ending felt rushed

  18. Yugosalvia Plath's rating of the film Always Shine

  19. jxn's rating of the film Always Shine

    and in the end mackenzie davis does prove herself as the much better actress. pretty fun but not as solid or subtle as last years 'queen of earth'

  20. Max Swanson's rating of the film Always Shine

    Interesting concept and a fantastic lead performance by Mackenzie Davis are undone by a lackluster script and messy direction.

  21. Alex's rating of the film Always Shine

  22. lepetitjermey's rating of the film Always Shine

  23. MATTEO BITTANTI's rating of the film Always Shine

    Mulholland Drive meets Queen of Earth.

  24. saitosouta's rating of the film Always Shine

    This movie is produced by Sophia Takal, who watched De Palama's "Passion" and said "I'll show you real movie about women's love & hatred." In first act, this movie depicts, like her debut "Green," why women is abused because of just being women, why women love & desire men who override themselves with de palma-esque stylish direction & intense atomosphere. BUUUUUUUUUUT third act is predictable & boring, OH MY.