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Embrace Of The Serpent (El Abrazo De La Serpiente) Reviews

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November 17, 2017
These are but reaching gestures from an artist who is willing yet unable to present to the world an original idea.
January 3, 2017
While the naturalistic storytelling and imagery is fantastic on a surface level, the finer points of the narrative require a fearless and deeply inquisitive traveller to fully appreciate, something which this reviewer cannot claim to be.
July 23, 2016
The many awards and accolades (including an Oscar nomination as Best Foreign Language Film) together with positive reviews quoted on the marketing materials for this film lifted my expectations - perhaps too high
March 4, 2016
Embrace of the Serpent is ultimately too mysterious to win many fans.
January 2, 2018
The young director, Ciro Guerra, working from the diaries of two real-life explorers, lures you in with visuals so verdant and dense, in black and white widescreen, that you can almost overlook the moral simplicity.
January 31, 2016
A stylishly-made but tediously pedantic lecture on the evils of European imperialism.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 29, 2019
The journeys of two explorers, four generations apart, into the Colombian Amazon are beautiful, frightful, and at their wildest, half-crazed.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 7, 2019
It is a glorious excursion, full of beauty and wonder, but it leaves its viewers more unsettled than before.
April 2, 2019
A film that shoots for the moon and lands with ease, grace and nuance; a landing so perfect it infuses the viewer with a love of cinema and its possibilities.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
December 12, 2018
The time is our best card and our worst at the same time. Time is like the embrace of the serpent: it is warm but, at the same time, is really suffocating. Enjoy the marvellous hug. [Full review in Spansih]
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 5, 2018
Form merges magically with content in this intuitively hypnotic and sensory treatise on colonialism in the deeps of the Amazon in the early decades of the 20th century.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 15, 2017
The complexity of "Embrace of the Serpent" lies within the simplicity of its narrative.
September 11, 2017
The journey is definitely the destination in Embrace of the Serpent.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 21, 2017
[Embrace of the Serpent] at least deserves a weighty, sprawling spot in our cultural imagination.
June 21, 2017
Embrace of the Serpent is simply poetic.
August 25, 2018
While difficult to identify a single factor that renders the film such a remarkable achievement, at the top of any list would certainly be the central performances by Nilbio Torres and Antonio Bolíva.
December 6, 2016
Embrace of the Serpent is a very busy and smart film with a meditative slow burn that might haunt you.
December 27, 2016
Mesmerising.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 30, 2019
It's hard to argue with an artistic vision as utterly distinctive as Guerra's. Even when his story stutters, it's hard not to be seduced by the sheer immersion of his filmmaking.
November 2, 2016
It's a potent blend: a psychedelic post-colonial pilgrimage with shades of Glauber Rocha, Werner Herzog and Alejandro Jodorowsky.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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