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The Whale

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A reclusive English teacher suffering from severe obesity attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter for one last chance at redemption.

★★★★☆ | Read our full The Whale review
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What we think

Darren Aronofsky has delivered a tender black comedy of the soul, a grappling with the human capacity for empathy shot through with a real literary heart.
★★★★☆ | Read in full: The Whale film review Tom Barnard We Love Cinema

What others think

The writing clunks; the narrative is contrived and unconvincing and the whole film has a strange pass-agg body language, as if it is handling its own painful subject matter with kid gloves and asking us to do the same.
Peter Bradshaw The Guardian
A worthy comeback for King Brendan.
Hannah Strong Little White Lies
For a film that portrays a man in the throes of a very deliberate suicide-by-obesity, Darren Aronofsky’s schematically sentimental but undeniably effective The Whale works hard to avoid being morbid.
Jessica Kiang Sight and Sound

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UK release date

03 Feb 2023