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"RONAN IS A FORCE OF NATURE."

- NPR

"MAGICAL AND APOCALYPTIC... RONAN IS RIVETING."

- Philadelphia Inquirer

"GRAB-YOU-BY-THE-BACK-OF-THE-NECK BITE-YOUR-LIP MOMENTS."

- ROGEREBERT.COM

"INTELLIGENT ENERGY AND STANDOUT LEAD PERFORMANCES"

- Minneapolis Star Tribune

"How I Live Now stands as something all too rare: a movie about young people that young people may love — but not one that lies to them, and not one built for them alone."

- Village Voice

"A forceful performance from Saoirse Ronan."

- Variety

"A thrilling genre entry."

- The Playlist

"A genuinely engaging film."

- Twitch Film

"Striking"

- Twitch Film

"Its relish for love in the face of adversity ultimately sets it apart and makes it something of a tender charmer of a film."

- Screen Daily

"An engagingly feisty and gritty performance by Saoirse Ronan"

- Screen Daily

"Kevin Macdonald directs with grace and ease."

- Screen Daily

"Saoirse Ronan is excellent."

- SciFiNow

"A sterling adaptation of a great modern novel."

- Click Online

"Ranks as one of the most powerful British films of recent times."

- Den of Geek

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- The Independent

"Triumphant"

- Impact Magazine

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- Impact Magazine

"Saoirse Ronan is captivating throughout."

- New York Observer

"A damn lovely pic"

- CHUD

"If you like dystopian action with a romantic twist, then this is the film for you."

- Young Adult Magazine

"Has a magical appeal to it."

- Young Adult Magazine

"The power she (Saoirse Ronan) gives to this piece is full of an energy we don’t see very often."

- Young Adult Magazine

"Stirring"

- Indiewire

"It’s breathtaking how many tones and themes are skillfully juggled in "How I Live Now.""

- VITAMN

"It’s much like the first teenage love it portrays: by turns high-spirited, visceral, tragic and absurd, hitting with the impact of a meteorite."

- VITAMN

"Ronan, who has matured into a classic screen beauty, skillfully illuminates Daisy’s complicated character arc."

- VITAMN

"Full of chilling moments."

- St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"The splendid Ronan skillfully handles Daisy’s arc."

- St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Saoirse Ronan shines in dreamy and deeply felt 'How I Live Now'"

- Hitfix

"How I Live Now’s harrowing exploration of an emotionally isolated teenage girl’s struggle to find purpose and acceptance was perfectly captured by the well-cast Ronan"

- Examiner

"Emotionally and visually captivating"

- Examiner

"3½ out of 4 stars. MAGICAL AND APOCALYPTIC, directed with pulsing verve. Ronan is riveting."

- Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer

"BREATHTAKING. It’s much like the first teenage love it portrays: by turns high-spirited, visceral, tragic and absurd, hitting with the impact of a meteorite. With its intelligent energy and standout lead performance, it takes its place alongside this season’s strong gallery of survival-against-all-odds movies."

- Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune

"The movie is grab-you-by-the-back-of-the-neck immediate; the bite-your-lip moments of suspense and tension mount to the extent that you may well draw blood."

- Glenn Kenny, RogerEbert.com

"RONAN IS A FORCE OF NATURE."

- Mark Jenkins, NPR

"Fascinating. The splendid Ronan skillfully handles Daisy’s arc, from self-involved and delicate to steely, and ferociously committed to this family she just met."

- Roger Moore, Dallas Morning News

"The actors and director Kevin Macdonald create moments that are charged with reckless passion."

- Chris Hewitt, St. Paul Pioneer Press

"It generates a haunting ambiance and develops a cumulative power."

- Michael Sragow, Orange County Register

"Ronan is never less than completely compelling"

- Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post

"A SOPHISTICATED DELIGHT."

- Tasha Robinson, The Dissolve

"Owes more to Cormac McCarthy than to Stephenie Meyer."

- A.A. Dowd, The Onion AV Club

"GRIPPING"

- Marc Mohan, The Oregonian

"Ronan is quite good."

- Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

"It’s hard not to tear our eyes away from Ronan, who keeps proving over and over again that she is, easily, her generation’s finest actress."

- Vulture at New York Magazine


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About The Film

Set in the near-future UK, Saoirse Ronan plays Daisy, an American teenager sent to stay with relatives in the English countryside. Initially withdrawn and alienated, she begins to warm up to her charming surroundings and strikes up a romance with the handsome Edmund (George MacKay). But on the fringes of their idyllic summer days are tense news reports of an escalating conflict in Europe. As the UK falls into a violent, chaotic military state, Daisy finds herself hiding and fighting to survive.

Cast & Crew

Cast:
Saoirse Ronan
Meg Rosoff
George MacKay
Tom Holland
Harley Bird
Anna Chancellor

Director:
Kevin Macdonald


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Magnolia Pictures is the theatrical and home entertainment distribution arm of the Wagner/Cuban Companies, a vertically-integrated group of media properties co-owned by Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban that also includes the Landmark Theatres chain and AXS TV. Recent releases include the riveting killer whale doc Blackfish, David Gordon Green’s Prince Avalanche, Joe Swanberg’s Drinking Buddies, Thomas Vinterberg’s Oscar-Nominated The Hunt, hit documentaries Muscle Shoals, Jiro Dreams of Sushi and The Queen of Versailles, and the Academy Award nominated A Royal Affair. Magnolia's upcoming releases include Lars Von Trier’s Nymphomaniac, Richard Ayoade’s dystopian vision The Double, the raucous Alan Partridge starring Steve Coogan, Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank, Joe Swanberg’s Happy Christmas, Lukas Moodysson’s We Are the Best!, Norwegian thrillers Pioneer and Ragnarok, and many more.
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