Critic Consensus: Wonderfully acted and artfully composed, Columbus balances the clean lines of architecture against the messiness of love, with tenderly moving results.
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Imperfect, but more than enough to put Kogonada on the map.
This is a challengingly intelligent film, and Richardson is just superb.
Brainy and sensual, cool and emotional, this wildly impressive feature debut is a coming-of-age drama that consistently defies expectation.
The movie's framings are uncannily beautiful. They remind us that films, like buildings, are formed by squares and spaces that catch light and shadow. The dialogue is a wonder too.
The quietly stirring, exquisitely photographed Columbus is an art house gem that beautifully illuminates not only the architecture of a small Indiana town, but also the characters who inhabit it.
Audience Reviews for Columbus
The indie cinema has gained another masterful director and this is right on the top of my choices for 2017. I stumbled onto this film by mistake but found the critical acclaim not an easy thing to ignore. The film is wonderfully shot with a filmmaker beginning his career with something most studio filmmakers could only dream to make. The film never betrays the characters with a forced storyline that didn't fit, it's just a true film with interesting characters attempting to discover themselves. I'm happy to say this is one of the best films of 2017 in my books. 15/01/2018.
A wonderfully assured debut from Kogonada. Not only is the movie filled with humor and insight but its also awash with fantastic shots. How John Cho never found a consistent career as a credible romantic lead is beyond me.
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