About the Movie
A shy young student leaves her small town and religious family to study at a university in Oslo, but once on campus she experiences what appears to be a violent, unexpected seizure. Overwhelmed by the increasing intensity of the mystifying episodes and her powerful feelings for a beautiful classmate, Thelma struggles to control her supernatural abilities.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 97
- Fresh: 88
- Rotten: 9
- Average Rating: 7.2/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Mostly, and most satisfyingly, it plays with the female Gothic, those unnerving tales - churning with desires and dread, and quivering with anxiety and suspicion - in which women are at once the victims and agents of change.
Fresh: Thelma doesn't play with pig's blood and jump scares; its dreamlike dread is subtler and stranger, and much harder to shake.
Fresh: "Thelma" is tense, thoughtful and beautifully composed ...
Fresh: Like an emo Carrie, it probes the profound underlying sadness beneath tales of possession. It makes vivid the protagonist's loneliness and despair.