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Nicole Kidman, Still To Die For
How the Australian A-lister stays true to her indie roots
"...darker thrillers is seen as taking a risk. For Nicole Kidman, the inverse is true. In the midst of..."

Feb. 1, 2019 Screens Feature by Britt Hayes

Birthday Girl
"...Butterworth. Starring: Mathieu Kassovitz, Vincent Cassel, Ben Chaplin and Nicole Kidman. Nicole Kidman's luxurious copper mane and moonbeam pale..."

Feb. 1, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Destroyer
Nicole Kidman's grimy noir mistakes grit for intrigue
"...Directed by: Karyn Kusama. Starring: Nicole Kidman, Toby Kebbell, Tatiana Maslany, Sebastian Stan, Scoot McNairy,..."

Jan. 11, 2019 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Batman Forever
"...Schumacher. Starring: Val Kilmer, Jim Carrey, Tommy Lee Jones, Nicole Kidman, Chris O'Donnell, Michael Gough and Drew Barrymore. Batman..."

June 16, 1995 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

To Die for
"...Directed by: Gus Van Sant. Starring: Nicole Kidman, Matt Dillon, Joaquin Phoenix, Casey Affleck, Illeana Douglas,..."

Oct. 6, 1995 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Upside
Remake of a true story of an unlikely friendship is the flattest version yet
"...Directed by: Neil Burger. Starring: Bryan Cranston, Kevin Hart, Nicole Kidman, Julianna Margulies and Aja Naomi King...."

Jan. 18, 2019 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Leap Year
From the director of Shopgirl comes this despairing and barely mediocre rom-com starring Amy Adams.
"...cross between The Quiet Man-era Maureen O'Hara and vintage Nicole Kidman, but the character is ill-flavored with a sort..."

Jan. 8, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

God Grew Tired of Us: The Story of Lost Boys of Sudan
This multiaward-winner from Sundance 2006 follows three “lost boys” of the Sudan, chronicling three years of their journey in the United States, while revealing as much about American life as African life.
"...exposition regarding the Second Sudanese Civil War – narrator Nicole Kidman coolly explains that the British combined two separate..."

Feb. 2, 2007 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

All Over Me
"...Alison Folland (who made such a strong impression as Nicole Kidman's gullible pawn in To Die For) makes us..."

July 4, 1997 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Bewitched
Again Kidman goes for another nose-centric role, yet Nora Ephron's very meta remake of the old TV show still misfires.
"...Directed by: Nora Ephron. Starring: Nicole Kidman, Will Ferrell, Shirley MacLaine, Michael Caine, Jason Schwartzman,..."

June 24, 2005 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Family Fang
Jason Bateman directs and co-stars in this dark comedy
"...Directed by: Jason Bateman. Starring: Jason Bateman, Nicole Kidman, Christopher Walken, Maryann Plunkett, Kathryn Hahn, Jason Butler..."

May 6, 2016 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Moulin Rouge
This musical sucks you in with its own brand of willful illogic and breathtaking visuals. Set in turn-of-the-century Paris, a penniless poet falls madly in love with a nightclub's star performer, a chanteuse-cum-courtesan who has a heart of gold and is an incipient consumptive. The music is a combination of restructured modern pop tunes manhandled into clever new forms.
"...Directed by: Baz Luhrmann. Starring: Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo, Jim Broadbent and Richard..."

June 1, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Interpreter
Although The Interpreter is intelligent, intriguing, and topical, it's hampered by its own good intentions, too many plot convolutions, and character ambiguities that try to pass for suspense.
"...Directed by: Sydney Pollack. Starring: Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn, Catherine Keener, Yvan Attal, Earl Cameron,..."

April 22, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Hours
"...Directed by: Stephen Daldry. Starring: Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, Allison Janney, Ed Harris, John C...."

Jan. 17, 2003 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus
From the director and writer of Secretary comes this odd fictional biopic about this photographer's impulses.
"...Directed by: Steven Shainberg. Starring: Nicole Kidman, Robert Downey Jr., Ty Burrell, Harris Yulin and..."

Dec. 8, 2006 Movie Review by Toddy Burton

Cold Mountain
Swoony kisses and true grit mark this Civil War epic from the director of The English Patient.
"...Directed by: Anthony Minghella. Starring: Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Renée Zellweger, Donald Sutherland, Ray Winstone, Brendan Gleeson,..."

Dec. 26, 2003 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Boy Erased
Joel Edgerton goes to gay conversion therapy's heart of darkness
"...Directed by: Joel Edgerton. Starring: Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Joel Edgerton, Russell Crowe, Flea, Xavier Dolan, Troye..."

Nov. 9, 2018 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Killing of a Sacred Deer
The director of The Lobster returns with another salvo
"...Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos. Starring: Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Barry Keoghan, Raffey Cassidy, Sunny Suljic, Alicia Silverstone..."

Oct. 27, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Lion
An orphan's search for his birth mother gets an assist from Google Earth
"...Directed by: Garth Davis. Starring: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, Sunny Pawar, David Wenham, Tannishtha Chatterjee,..."

Dec. 23, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Before I Go to Sleep
Nicole Kidman stars as a woman who has amnesia and fights to uncover a big mystery from her past.
"...Directed by: Rowan Joffe. Starring: Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Mark Strong and Anne-Marie Duff...."

Nov. 7, 2014 Movie Review by Louis Black

Just Go With It
Instead of seeming effortless, this Adam Sandler/Jennifer Aniston comedy has the lazy appearance of being effort-free.
"...Dennis Dugan. Starring: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Brooklyn Decker, Nicole Kidman, Nick Swardson, Bailee Madison and Griffin Gluck. When..."

Feb. 18, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Eyes Wide Shut
Kubrick's final work gets sexual
"...Directed by: Stanley Kubrick. Starring: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Sydney Pollack, Todd Field, Marie Richardson, Julienne Davis,..."

July 16, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Secret in Their Eyes
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Julia Roberts, and Nicole Kidman in a twisty drama
"...Directed by: Billy Ray. Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman, Dean Norris, Michael Kelly, Joe Cole, Alfred Molina..."

Nov. 20, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Paddington
We extend a big bear hug to Paddington.
"...Directed by: Paul King. Starring: Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Nicole Kidman, Ben Whishaw, Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters, Michael Gambon,..."

Jan. 16, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Railway Man
Colin Firth stars with Nicole Kidman in this memoir about a WWII POW in Burma who, in the present day, still suffers repercussions.
"...Directed by: Jonathan Teplitzky. Starring: Colin Firth, Jeremy Irvine, Nicole Kidman, Stellan Skarsgård, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tanroh Ishida and Sam..."

April 25, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Stoker
Starring Nicole Kidman, this first English-language outing of Korean fave Park Chan-wook is stylish but wanting.
"...Directed by: Park Chan-wook. Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode, Nicole Kidman, Jacki Weaver, Phyllis Somerville, Dermot Mulroney, Alden Ehrenreich,..."

March 22, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Paperboy
This lurid Southern tale by the director of Precious shows that he still knows how to push people's buttons – and gather an all-star cast to sell the goods.
"...Directed by: Lee Daniels. Starring: Zac Efron, Matthew McConaughey, Nicole Kidman, John Cusack, Macy Gray, David Oyelowo, Scott Glenn,..."

Oct. 26, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Rabbit Hole
In the wake of their child's death, a couple tries to claw their way back to "normal" life.
"...Directed by: John Cameron Mitchell. Starring: Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart, Dianne Wiest, Tammy Blanchard, Miles Teller,..."

Jan. 14, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Margot at the Wedding
The director of The Squid and the Whale mostly falters in this follow-up film that stars Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Jack Black as casually cruel narcissists.
"...Directed by: Noah Baumbach. Starring: Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jack Black, Zane Pais, John..."

Dec. 14, 2007 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Dogville
Lars von Trier's new film is both masterful and misanthropic.
"...Directed by: Lars von Trier. Starring: Nicole Kidman, Paul Bettany, James Caan, Patricia Clarkson, Jeremy Davies,..."

April 16, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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