Vox Lux

Vox Lux

Vox Lux

After a Columbine-like high school shooting, survivor Celeste rises to national fame with a stirring performance at a night-time vigil. The film follows her subsequent travels through the world of commercial pop stardom. Stars Natalie Portman and Jude Law.

2018Rating: R13, Violence, offensive language, drug use & sexual material110 minsUSA
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Flicks, Amanda Jane Robinson

Flicks, Amanda Jane Robinson

flicks

If the second half of Vox Lux had lived up to the first, it could have been something exceptional. Early on, the film’s narrator states Celeste was born “in America”, no state or city specified. Structured around three tragedies—a school shooting, 9/11, and a 2017 terrorist attack in Croatia—Vox Lux is an essentially American story.

3.0
Vox

Vox

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Portman's performance as a strung-out pop star is appropriately hard-bitten and manic.

Variety

Variety

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Vox Lux paints a sharp, shellacked portrait of a ghost in the celebrity machine.

The Telegraph

The Telegraph

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All-pervasive millennial unease – the sense the world no longer works as it used to, or should – is Vox Lux’s plangent root-position chord, and the film offers no easy cure...

5.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

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It’s part satire, part social comment, all fragmented and downright inconclusive.

4.0
IndieWire

IndieWire

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Vox Lux is a powerful, haunting film in part because Portman is a powerful, haunting presence — you can’t turn away from her, even if you occasionally want to.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Corbet's high-caliber melodrama combines food for thought with sense-blitzing spectacle.

BBC

BBC

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Vox Lux comes to share Celeste's vapidity rather than reflect it, but it says a lot about Corbet's possibilities that even in the film's most frustrating moments, his daring and imagination shine through.

3.0
Flicks, Amanda Jane Robinson

Flicks, Amanda Jane Robinson

flicks

If the second half of Vox Lux had lived up to the first, it could have been something exceptional. Early on, the film’s narrator states Celeste was born “in America”, no state or city specified. Structured around three tragedies—a school shooting, 9/11, and a 2017 terrorist attack in Croatia—Vox Lux is an essentially American story.

3.0
Vox

Vox

press

Portman's performance as a strung-out pop star is appropriately hard-bitten and manic.

Variety

Variety

press

Vox Lux paints a sharp, shellacked portrait of a ghost in the celebrity machine.

The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

All-pervasive millennial unease – the sense the world no longer works as it used to, or should – is Vox Lux’s plangent root-position chord, and the film offers no easy cure...

5.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It’s part satire, part social comment, all fragmented and downright inconclusive.

4.0
IndieWire

IndieWire

press

Vox Lux is a powerful, haunting film in part because Portman is a powerful, haunting presence — you can’t turn away from her, even if you occasionally want to.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Corbet's high-caliber melodrama combines food for thought with sense-blitzing spectacle.

BBC

BBC

press

Vox Lux comes to share Celeste's vapidity rather than reflect it, but it says a lot about Corbet's possibilities that even in the film's most frustrating moments, his daring and imagination shine through.

3.0