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R Released Mar 18, 2016 1h 23m Holiday Drama TRAILER for Krisha: Trailer 1 List
95% Tomatometer 79 Reviews 77% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings
Tensions rise at a Thanksgiving gathering when a troubled woman (Krisha Fairchild) reunites with the extended family that she abandoned years earlier. Read More Read Less
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Raw, bracingly honest, and refreshingly unconventional, Krisha wrings fresh -- and occasionally uncomfortable -- truths from a seemingly familiar premise.

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Nigel Andrews Financial Times If this isn't the first work of a major filmmaker I'll eat my review. And I'll film it for you on YouTube. Rated: 5/5 Dec 27, 2016 Full Review David Jenkins Little White Lies Tough to stomach, but incredible talent in front of and behind the camera. Rated: 4/5 Dec 8, 2016 Full Review Trevor Johnston Time Out Are we watching the emergence of America's next great filmmaker? Rated: 4/5 Dec 6, 2016 Full Review Brendan Cassidy InSession Film Newcomer Trey Edward Shults writes and directs his own immediate family in this dizzying, horrifying, and heartbreaking portrait of addiction and its results of familial turmoil. Jun 18, 2024 Full Review Ian Brill Battleship Pretension Shults has created something special here. This story of how addiction affects both the addict and their family will hit home to those who have experience with this, and will be an eye-opening experience for those who don't. Apr 13, 2021 Full Review Richard Propes I feel like I became a different human being while watching it. Rated: 4.0/4.0 Sep 1, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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Ni A Terrible film. No compassion. Point of view was interesting but even this, although conveyed with technical imagination, got lost by not understanding the main character’s distress. Reminds me of Dickens's Christmas Carol without Scrooge’s chance of redemption . Rated 3 out of 5 stars 04/25/24 Full Review Dan R Is there anything more uncomfortable than those occasions when disgruntled families gather together? 2016's 'Krisha' explores this in great detail. SYNOPSIS: 'Krisha returns for Thanksgiving dinner after ten years away from her family, but past demons threaten to ruin the festivities.' Filmed as part movie and part documentary, this is an incredibly awkward and troubling film which explores how addiction can devastate an entire family and cause unrepairable damage both physically and mentally. This is an ambitious first film from director Schults, who also stars in the film as the estranged son. It's an engrossing 80 minutes which feels like a car crash as things go terribly wrong but you can't look away. It's challenging because the scenarios feel so real. We've all been in similar family get togethers though maybe not to this extreme. It's an eye opening film. Almost genius. 8/10 Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 04/23/24 Full Review Alec B A general description of the plot would understandably cause most to dismiss it as tawdry melodrama or the stuff of bad theatre, but the execution saves this thing. Paced and shot like a horror film, "Krisha" isn't so much subverting the family drama as it is slicing it open. When the emotional outbursts finally come they feel raw and unhinged. There's no resolution, only pain. Anyone who has witnessed this kind of emotional destruction at a family gathering knows how eerily accurate this depiction is. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/09/24 Full Review Rob W Nepotism at its finest, writer/director/producer/star Trey gets his actual family to film a terrible portrayal of alcoholism. His lack of understanding of the behavior of an alcoholic is almost as bad as his lack of understanding of cinematography. Don't waste your time with this. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 11/25/23 Full Review Tucker C Best thanksgiving movie ever made Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 10/31/23 Full Review Jerod S It's a painful holiday movie about an addict mom that comes home thinking that she's "done the work" and ready for what being around the whole family will bring. Unfortunately, the family isn't ready for her either. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews

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Movie Info

Synopsis Tensions rise at a Thanksgiving gathering when a troubled woman (Krisha Fairchild) reunites with the extended family that she abandoned years earlier.
Trey Edward Shults
Justin R. Chan, Trey Edward Shults, Wilson Smith, Chase Joliet
Trey Edward Shults
R (Language|Substance Abuse|Some Sexual Content)
Holiday, Drama
Original Language
Release Date (Theaters)
Mar 18, 2016, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Aug 16, 2016
Box Office (Gross USA)
1h 23m
Sound Mix
Dolby Digital
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