Some Velvet Morning


Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17

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  1. Reviewed by: Gabe Toro
    Nov 5, 2013
    LaBute has consistently made intriguing, often idiosyncratic films in his career, but he hasn't made anything this unsettling and unforgettable in a very long time.
  2. Reviewed by: Jordan Hoffman
    Nov 5, 2013
    Some Velvet Morning is a horror film with no blood, with words the only weapon for 98% of the picture.
  3. Reviewed by: Bilge Ebiri
    Dec 19, 2013
    This smallest of films marks a welcome return to the world of interpersonal miniature for the writer-director.
  4. Reviewed by: William Goss
    Dec 19, 2013
    Like LaBute's best work, this tense drama is not for all tastes, but anyone game to watch two effortlessly volatile and vulnerable performers trade barbs for 83 minutes ought to give this due consideration.
  5. Reviewed by: Mary Houlihan
    Dec 19, 2013
    Tucci and Eve play well off each other, especially when they are slinging ugly revelations back and forth.
  6. Reviewed by: Christy Lemire
    Dec 13, 2013
    The absolute ending of Some Velvet Morning is a stunner, one that is sure to irk and awe viewers in equal measure (I’m in the latter camp). LaBute may not be saying anything novel about constricting gender roles and the cynical ways in which we sell ourselves out, but he is saying it in his signature, provocative style.
  7. Reviewed by: Bill Goodykoontz
    Dec 13, 2013
    Tucci and Eve command the screen throughout, shifting tone and intensity as they go. It’s fascinating. So is the film, well worth watching and arguing over. Which, in LaBute’s hands, is doubtless the point.
  8. Reviewed by: Chuck Wilson
    Dec 10, 2013
    Tucci and the English-born Eve make a riveting team, and although the film's final twist undercuts all that has come before, Some Velvet Morning is provocation of the most artful kind.
  9. Reviewed by: Mike D'Angelo
    Dec 11, 2013
    LaBute has always been fond of the last-second rug-pull that re-contextualizes everything, but Some Velvet Morning’s climactic revelation is distinct from those of his previous films in a specific, intriguing way, one that trades brutality for something more poignant. If only the journey to that destination were a bit more flavorful.
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  1. Dec 6, 2014
    Amazing performance by both actors! For two people to carry an entire movie for 120 minutes is absolutely amazing. There is a completelyAmazing performance by both actors! For two people to carry an entire movie for 120 minutes is absolutely amazing. There is a completely plot twist at the end that you will never guess. Don't listen to the critic reviews - excellent movie for those who enjoy great acting and plot twists. Full Review »