Waves

Waves

Waves

Two young couples grapple with love, family and growing up in this Florida-set romance drama from the writer-director of Krisha and It Comes at Night. Stars Golden Globe winner Sterling K Brown (This is Us) and Alexa Demie (HBO's Euphoria).

2019Rating: R13135 minsUSA
DramaRomanceFestival & Independent
82%
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Stuff

Stuff

press

Waves is an ambitious, startling, spectacular over-stuffed and occasionally quite punishing ride. Shults obviously has a lot to say, and insists on saying pretty much all of it, within that just-forgivable 135-minute running time.

4.0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

The result is impressively atmospheric, but lacking in certain areas.

The Times

The Times

press

The film oozes cinematic style (every shot has a point, every camera movement an intention), while Shults's screenplay dives deep and tackles essential themes - parenting, forgiveness and the release of death. It's beautiful work.

5.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

All of Shults's stylistic brio and formal inventiveness is finally in the service of a story about love, its mutability and fragility.

Time Out

Time Out

press

The artistic evolution Shults is undergoing makes him as exciting as anyone at work -- he's as sharp as the young Darren Aronofsky, and his heart is only growing larger.

4.0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

"Waves" is an even deeper plunge into the same pool, but for all its darkness, it's also a work of great tenderness, with a bracing openness to complex new frontiers of human experience.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

There are two films here: one is frightening and poignant and the other tender but slight. The first one will haunt me even if the second will fade.

3.0
IndieWire

IndieWire

press

While the movie risks smothering the heart of its drama in all the movement and noise, the sheer sensory overload often leads to astonishing bursts of emotional sophistication.

Variety

Variety

press

Propelled by color, energy, electronic music and a quartet of career-making performances, here is that rare sort of cinematic achievement that innovates at every turn, while teaching audiences how to make intuitive sense of the way it pushes the medium.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Technically, it wouldn't be wrong to call Waves a "teen drama," but that generic label doesn't begin to convey the emotional scope of this tender, bruising, exuberant film.

Stuff

Stuff

press

Waves is an ambitious, startling, spectacular over-stuffed and occasionally quite punishing ride. Shults obviously has a lot to say, and insists on saying pretty much all of it, within that just-forgivable 135-minute running time.

4.0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

The result is impressively atmospheric, but lacking in certain areas.

The Times

The Times

press

The film oozes cinematic style (every shot has a point, every camera movement an intention), while Shults's screenplay dives deep and tackles essential themes - parenting, forgiveness and the release of death. It's beautiful work.

5.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

All of Shults's stylistic brio and formal inventiveness is finally in the service of a story about love, its mutability and fragility.

Time Out

Time Out

press

The artistic evolution Shults is undergoing makes him as exciting as anyone at work -- he's as sharp as the young Darren Aronofsky, and his heart is only growing larger.

4.0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

"Waves" is an even deeper plunge into the same pool, but for all its darkness, it's also a work of great tenderness, with a bracing openness to complex new frontiers of human experience.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

There are two films here: one is frightening and poignant and the other tender but slight. The first one will haunt me even if the second will fade.

3.0
IndieWire

IndieWire

press

While the movie risks smothering the heart of its drama in all the movement and noise, the sheer sensory overload often leads to astonishing bursts of emotional sophistication.

Variety

Variety

press

Propelled by color, energy, electronic music and a quartet of career-making performances, here is that rare sort of cinematic achievement that innovates at every turn, while teaching audiences how to make intuitive sense of the way it pushes the medium.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Technically, it wouldn't be wrong to call Waves a "teen drama," but that generic label doesn't begin to convey the emotional scope of this tender, bruising, exuberant film.

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