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Polley tackles painful issues with candour and tact. She has a gripping tale to tell. It's a film that raises questions about the ownership of memory and ownership of narrative. Read full review
This is the kind of film that benefits from being experienced with as little prior knowledge as possible. As one watches it, certain questions may arise. But don’t worry — the answers are fascinating. Read full review
Stories We Tell marks the finest of Polley's filmmaking skills by blending intimacy and intrigue to remarkable effect. Read full review
Seriously, one of the most jaw-dropping revelations occurs halfway through the final credits. All of which makes the stories Sarah Polley tells in Stories We Tell an enormously intriguing lot. Read full review
Polley has gone further into the thorny subject of forgiveness than any of her peers. Her movies ache with ethical quandary; Stories We Tell aches the most. Read full review
Sarah Polley's memoir is a poignant, funny and engrossing film, challenging our notions of memory and family mythology. Read full review
This wondrous, absorbing little picture covers a great deal of winding meta-territory, reflecting on the ways in which a single family's story can be told—or maybe, more accurately, examining the idea that there's no such thing as a "single story." Read full review
A powerful and thoughtful film, it is also not what it at first seems, which is part of the point Polley appears to be interested in making. Can the truth ever actually be known about anything? Read full review
By the end, the rug gets pulled out from under us, showing that even the reality we think we see may be an illusion. Read full review
The alternately playful and elegiac Stories We Tell is wholly of a piece with her fiction work, and just as rewarding. Read full review
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