• Unrated, 2 hr. 7 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Chantal Akerman
    In Theaters:
    Aug 10, 2012 Limited
  • Shellac Distribution


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Almayer's Folly Reviews

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Michael Nordine
L.A. Weekly
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There's little if any comfort to be found in death, just the sense that our quibbles -- few of which are so enticing as quests for buried riches -- amount to rather little.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

July 18, 2012
Jesse Cataldo
Slant Magazine

Fervently passionate and formally meticulous, the latest stunning coup for a director who's made a career of repurposing archetypal storylines.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 4/4

August 6, 2012
Fernando F. Croce
House Next Door

A work of engulfing jungles and rivers, vehement and incantatory speeches, and piercing female gazes in front of and behind the camera.

Full Review Source: House Next Door

September 12, 2011
Nicolas Rapold
Film Comment Magazine

Greeted with lackluster early reviews on the festival circuit, Almayer's Folly does not bowl one over but that might partly be because its unsung, borderless subject is malaise, and its transmission.

Full Review Source: Film Comment Magazine

July 1, 2013
Nicolas Rapold
New York Times
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It seems no accident that Almayer's torpor, once a heartache, spreads like tendrils throughout the film.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

August 9, 2012
Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
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One of the year's most hypnotic and fascinating films ...

Full Review Source: Village Voice

August 7, 2012
Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York
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Akerman's formal control is, as always, astounding ...

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 5/5

August 7, 2012
Eric Monder
Film Journal International

More a formal treat than a great movie, Almayer's Folly should at least engage fans of director Chantal Akerman.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

August 15, 2012
Emanuel Levy

| Original Score: B+

August 26, 2012
Dan Fainaru
Screen International
September 14, 2011
Leslie Felperin
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September 7, 2011
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