**** out of ****
Krisha is a movie with no famous faces, glamour or a feel-good tone – there is just about nothing going for it, aside from being a great movie. This festival favorite is about an aging mess of a woman struggling with sobriety in the upscale home of her sister on Thanksgiving. The movie manages to balance skillful cinematic techniques with a brutally realistic setting in the same way “Requiem for a Dream” did. The family gathering portrays suburban normalcy as a world of inescapable anxiety, through brilliant sound mixing and editing.
The film is so good at being true to itself that it has every reason to struggle in finding a wide audience, even though it will most likely engage anyone who bothers seeing it.