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Certain Women

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Kelly Reichardt

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About the Movie

One of America's foremost filmmakers, Kelly Reichardt (Wendy and Lucy, Meek's Cutoff) directs a remarkable ensemble cast led by Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart, and Laura Dern in this stirring look at three women striving to forge their own paths amidst the wide-open plains of the American Northwest: a lawyer (Dern) who finds herself contending with both office sexism and a hostage situation; a wife and mother (Williams) whose determination to build her dream home puts her at odds with the men in her life; and a young law student (Stewart) who forms an ambiguous bond with a lonely ranch hand (radiant newcomer Lily Gladstone). As their stories intersect in subtle but powerful ways, a portrait emerges of flawed, but strong-willed individuals in the process of defining themselves.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 134
  • Fresh: 123
  • Rotten: 11
  • Average Rating: 7.8/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: If the characters here are often sparing with their words, or even withholding, the visuals speak volumes. – Leslie Felperin, Hollywood Reporter, Mar 2, 2017

Fresh: As with all of Reichardt's films, the gems are in the smallest moments -- the half smiles, the non-reactions and the silences between two people barely connecting. – Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press, Dec 30, 2016

Fresh: It's a tiptoe of a movie, but it's as elegant and graceful as the vast Montana landscape. – Adam Graham, Detroit News, Oct 21, 2016

Fresh: These stories takes shape against the backdrop of everyday tasks and ritual-like chores; these women can't transcend the lives that they have committed to, but just a hint of recognition can unleash a sense of the unexpected and profound. – Craig Mathieson, The Sunday Age, Apr 24, 2017

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Customer Reviews


This movie is a very slow burn, but it's all worth it in the end. It's a great observation of small town women and the human condition in general.

Certain Women
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  • Genre: Drama
  • Expected Release: Jul 11, 2017

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