Vox Lux

Release Date: December 7th, 2018

R |1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary

Celeste is a 13-year-old music prodigy who survives a horrific school shooting in Staten Island, N.Y., in 1999. Her talent shines through during the memorial service when she sings a song that touches the hearts of the mourners. Guided by her sister and a talent manager, the young phenom transforms into a rising pop star with a promising future. Eighteen years later, Celeste now finds herself on the comeback trail when a scandal, personal struggles and the pitfalls of fame threaten her career.

Cast: Natalie Portman, Raffey Cassidy, Jude Law, Stacy Martin, Christopher Abbott, Maria Dizzia, Meg Gibson, Daniel London

Director: Brady Corbet

Genres: Drama , Music

Production Co: Bold Films, Andrew Lauren Productions, Killer Films

Distributors: Neon

Keywords: New York City , Engaging , Passionate , Daughter , Hotel , Emotional , Growing up , Moving , 2010s ,

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Stephen DaltonThe Hollywood Reporter

    Corbet's high-caliber melodrama combines food for thought with sense-blitzing spectacle. Between screaming tantrums and booming anthems, it leaves us with a nagging sense that history never quite repeats itself, but sometimes rhymes. Usually to a thumping disco beat. show more

  • 90
    Jonathan RomneyScreen International

    Vox Lux is intellectually charged spectacle, with one foot in the Euro-art tradition and the other ankle-deep in the pop zeitgeist. show more

  • 75
    Barry HertzThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Corbet’s work is a big, sloppy wet kiss to all manner of rise-and-fall clichés. Yet it mostly works, with Corbet as eager to display his influences...as he is to prove he can handle his own gonzo-spectacle set-pieces. show more

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