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Waves

2019, drama, love

135 minutes

A controlling father’s attempts to ensure that his two children succeed in high school backfire after his son experiences a career-ending sports injury. Their familial bonds are eventually placed under severe strain by an unexpected tragedy.

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8.7

based on 7 critics

Age

13+

Country

United States

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10

2020-07-14

With a populist modern soundtrack, a penchant for colour-filled cinematography, and a story that subverts expectations to constantly surprise, Waves is a burning treatise on the ripple effects of decisions. Read more

10

2019-09-18

Waves is one of the most interesting and bold films that offers a character study or the study of a turbulent life that at some point is never meant to get any better. Read more

8.0

2019-12-18

Despite the questionable structuring of Waves, the scenes of raw emotion are thoroughly moving; they’re so unforgettable that they tend to override earlier flaws. Read more

8.0

2019-12-04

Like Schults’s first film Krisha, Waves is embroiled in family issues as well as addiction, though this time the issues and the sociological context concern American blackness—questionable territory for a white filmmaker, even one as irrefutably talented as Schults. Perhaps thanks mainly to remarkable performances by Brown, Russell and especially Harrison, Waves rings mainly true. Read more

8.0

2019-11-08

Waves tells the equally joyous and tragic story of one family with great tenderness, but with a sometimes too aggressively raucous and chaotic style. Read more

7.0

2020-01-28

Waves doesn't work in its entirety, but when it connects, it’s powerful and uncomfortable. Read more

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