Faults 2014

Critics score:
90 / 100

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Mike D'Angelo, AV Club: A movie that undergoes a slow, captivating metamorphosis, scene by scene, though who's the caterpillar and who's the cocoon remains unclear until the very end. Read more

John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter: By the time the film gets where it's going, viewers may identify more than they expect with those who've been controlled by others with hidden agendas. Read more

Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times: The wan drama is enlivened by bursts of black comedy, some bits more effective than others, and though it ultimately disappoints, there's promise in the understated creepiness of Riley Stearns' debut feature. Read more

Jordan Hoffman, New York Daily News: Mind control is a topic that should be fascinating, but it's utterly forgettable in this disappointing, low-budget indie. Read more

Andy Webster, New York Times: While "Faults" glances at the narcissism of cult leaders, its most penetrating investigation is into the root emptiness within disciples, the desperate hunger to relinquish personal initiative. Read more

John Darnielle, Slate: Its final reveal is the sort of beautiful Twilight Zone fillip you see coming only about 10 seconds before it arrives, and I recommend seeing the movie without reading anything further about it: The payoff is that good. Read more

David Ehrlich, Time Out: Winstead is one of the most intuitive actors of her generation, and though her impressive range is easy to spot, it's her elasticity that makes her so rewarding to watch. Read more