Collider | 'Christine' Review


What happened to Christine Chubbuck is likely unforgettable to those who saw it and completely unknown to those who didn’t. In his retelling of Chubbuck’s story, director Antonio Campos seems to be at a loss with which audience he’s playing to, and it makes it difficult to know what constitutes a spoiler when the “spoiler” is the whole reason the film exists. And while Christine’s sad fate makes her a doomed character, Campos doesn’t know how to build on her choices, and instead reduces her to a victim of mental illness, circumstance, and her anti-social tendencies. While Rebecca Hall gives an incredible lead performance and imbues the character with a tremendous amount of sympathy, Christine can’t find a new angle on this tragic event.

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