Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 5 Critics What's this?

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  • Summary: Kat Connors is 17 years old when her perfect homemaker mother, Eve, a beautiful, enigmatic, and haunted woman, disappears—just as Kat is discovering and relishing her newfound sexuality. Having lived for so long in a stifled, emotionally repressed household, she barely registers her mother's absence and certainly doesn't blame her doormat of a father, Brock, for the loss. In fact, it's almost a relief. But as time passes, Kat begins to come to grips with how deeply Eve's disappearance has affected her. Returning home on a break from college, she finds herself confronted with the truth about her mother's departure, and her own denial about the events surrounding it. [Magnolia Pictures] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: Chase Whale
    Jan 27, 2014
    75
    White Bird in a Blizzard is worth seeing for Eva Green’s performance alone, and to experience the dreamlike quality of Gregg Araki’s individual, highly unique vision of cinema.
  2. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    Jan 27, 2014
    70
    It’s naughty, campy and wildly uneven.
  3. Reviewed by: Jordan Hoffman
    Jan 27, 2014
    60
    There’s just too much good stuff to dismiss White Bird in a Blizzard out of hand, even if it does have a somewhat dull and desultory plot.
  4. Reviewed by: Henry Barnes
    Jan 27, 2014
    40
    Nothing really adds up to much, past a solid performance from Woodley and the energetic - if out-of-place - turn from Green.
  5. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    Jan 27, 2014
    40
    As detrimental as anything to the film’s effectiveness are the visuals, which are murky, lack compositional interest and do the actors no favors.