My Winnipeg Reviews

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Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out
Top Critic
November 18, 2011

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
Top Critic
November 17, 2011

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
November 1, 2010

Presented with such dreamlike flourish and humor that watching the movie is extremely entertaining.

Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Simon Foster
sbs.com.au
August 9, 2010

Maddin's exploration of his dysfunctional family life mirrors the crumbling facade of this major city. The symbolism is potent; the skill with which Maddin applies it, masterful.

Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 26, 2009

Leaves one alternately giddy and groggy

Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
March 27, 2009

It's so personal and so funny and so moving. Guy Maddin uses cinematic arts and crafts to convey his feelings about his home town

Simon Weaving
Screenwize
March 21, 2009

It'll stay with you and haunt you in the best possible way long after you left the cinema.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Steve Ramos
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
November 25, 2008

My Winnipeg is too funny and touching to be labeled purely experimental. It's magical, but the type of movie magic all can enjoy, if they only take a walk through the winter wonderland known as Winnipeg.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic
October 18, 2008

Full Review | Original Score: A-
John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic
October 18, 2008

Guy Maddin docu about his hometown gives fans everything they'd expect, plus a few moments of unexpected sincerity.

Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
October 18, 2008

Maddin is a real film-maker with a confident, fluent movie language that is evolving in fascinating directions.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Monika Bartyzel
Cinematical
October 18, 2008

A film that makes what would seem like a mundane documentary into a funny, charming, relatable and interesting exploration of Maddin's home.


National Post
October 18, 2008

| Original Score: 3/4
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
September 19, 2008

This love/hate tribute to [director Maddin's] hometown is one of the year's weirdest, most memorable 80 minutes of celluloid.

| Original Score: 3.5/4
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
September 12, 2008

It's actually Maddin's most accessible film, and underneath the surreal images and foreboding narration is a relatively familiar message: You can go home again. And if you do, feel free to take some creative liberties here and there.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
August 13, 2008

Maddin creates a rich tapestry weaving together fact and fiction.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
August 8, 2008

A soft, drifting dream of a motion picture.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Shawn Levy
Oregonian
August 8, 2008

It's sometimes uneven, but it's glorious, too, with constantly churning invention and the guarantee that you have never seen anything like it before -- unless it came from Winnipeg and Guy Maddin.

Full Review | Original Score: B+
Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic
July 25, 2008

The best way to take My Winnipeg is with a box of popcorn and a grain of salt.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
July 25, 2008

Maddin's weird, beautiful, funny and entertaining look at his hometown is probably about as personal and revealing as he's ever likely to get.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012

Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009

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