The World to Come

The World to Come

The World to Come

Katherine Waterston (Alien: Covenant) and Vanessa Kirby (Pieces of a Woman) lead this romance drama set in the mid-19th century American East Coast frontier following the irrepressible bond between two women within a harsh and isolating landscape.

2021105 minsUSA
DramaRomanceHistorical

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The World to Come / Reviews

The Guardian

The Guardian

Fastvold's romance casts a spell.

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Variety

Variety

This richly textural sophomore feature represents a considerable step up from [Fastvold's] intriguing but opaque 2014 debut "The Sleepwalker."

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Much as I admired and was at times stirred by The World to Come, I'm convinced it would be a significantly stronger movie with 75 percent of the narration stripped away.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

Many of the script's most pivotal moments are folded into the margins like the two lines of chicken scratch that gave birth to these characters.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

The film presents a world that too often feels as if it's a product of the present day.

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The New Yorker

The New Yorker

The principal legacy of "The World to Come"-unusually, for a costume picture-is a sense of bridled anger, at all that will never be said and done.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

Instead of denaturing the ardor - the ecstasy, the rapture, the ultimate tragedy - of the story, Fastvold's light hand only intensifies it.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

The World To Come is in love with language, constructing palaces of beautiful words that contrast with the muddy, rocky environment surrounding its characters.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Waterston and Kirby are both superb at creating characters whose attraction must be shown to grow by degrees, without overt admission.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

The World to Come weaves a beguiling spell, told with both restraint and ecstasy.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

You long for something evocative and warm throughout The World to Come only to leave it with a minor shiver.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

A love story of deep and delicate feeling if not strict originality.

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