The Headless Woman Synopsis
A woman (María Onetto) has psychological problems after a hit-and-run accident.
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San Francisco Chronicle

Martel's vision is so visually rich and complex it borders on the impressionistic, but The Headless Woman would be nowhere without the...
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100

Time Out New York

By Keith Uhlich
No simplistic status parable. It’s more a psychological snapshot of a person forever doomed to remain a voyeur to her own life
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100

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
Brilliant, maddeningly enigmatic puzzle of a movie.
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88

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
This is also the first of Martel’s films to build in a direction other than up. The film’s lateral movement continues a kind of class...
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80

Village Voice

By J. Hoberman
As dense and fluid as Martel's movie is, the viewer--like the protagonist--is compelled to live in the moment. And a rich moment it is.
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80

Empire

By Patrick Peters
Slow-paced and self-indulgent in places but a bravely intense use of camera work to explore the internal psychology of the characters.
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80

New York Magazine (Vulture)

By David Edelstein
Guilt and alienation from Argentina’s Lucrecia Martel, so arty, enervated, and allegorical it might have been made by a European in the...
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70

Variety

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A simpler and more taut, if slightly less interesting version of the oblique but mesmerizing studies of family life in fetid, hothouse...
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
Not the supernatural horror picture its title suggests, but this subtle, elliptical film evokes its own kind of nightmarish situation.
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50

Film Threat

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As promising as the premise sounds, it cannot rise from the mundane.
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Thoughtful, intriguing, challenging

By resnyc
I really enjoyed this movie, especially in its unconventionality. It tells a story very subtly and impressionistically, and requires the audience to have a brain in their heads and figure some things...