Carol Synopsis
In an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s seminal novel The Price of Salt, CAROL follows two women from very different backgrounds who find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York.
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Movie Reviews

Tod Haynes is a genius

By hollyoperasinger
I can't say enough great things about this film. The cinematography, costumes, acting, directing, were impeccable. At times it was very film noir with the majority of the action shown through the...

Thoroughly Exquisite

By grace302
Carol is the best film I've seen in a very long time. You are pulled in from the beginning from the spot-on period details and the magnetism between the two strong female leads. It's not just a gay...

Carol is ravishing to look at.

By 97477tim
By far the most successful effort by director Todd Haynes to date. Assured, sophisticated, masterful film making. I can't begin to enumerate the stream of thought provoked while viewing. The work of...

Gorgeous

By wdwire
Subtly powerful. Characters just as described in the book and played to perfection....

Carol

By itkaleya
Very slow...no depth of characters....no chemistry between them...did not like it!...

Exquisite!

By dannypants
Exquisite! Beautifully filmed. Incredible performances. Amazing attention to detail of the period. And a painful reminder of the horrible choices gay people of the era had to make between family...

Great movie, would recommend.

By paulyjaramillo
Its definitely worth watching. the performances by both Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett were on point and their on screen chemistry pulls you into their reality. If you've read The Price of Salt, be...

Carol

By dfurrer51
Negative reviewers about the film being too slow...just keep watching Terminator movies. This was a gorgeous and meticulous film....

Boring

By suziesilverado
This film is VERY slow. Some say the acting was brilliant, but I thought it was over the top and it didn't feel real. Carol was predatory, a bit like a lesbian pedophile. There was constant music,...

MASTERFUL Film

By taylordpresley
Carol was unbelievable. When I left the theater, I was texting my friends to see when I could go see it again. Beautiful love story. Cate Blanchett is a VISION as always....

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For Nudity, Brief Language and Scene of Sexuality
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Moving, beautifully acted '50s-set drama about secret love.
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