Almayer's Folly Reviews

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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times
August 9, 2012
It seems no accident that Almayer's torpor, once a heartache, spreads like tendrils throughout the film.
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
August 7, 2012
Akerman's formal control is, as always, astounding ...
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
August 7, 2012
One of the year's most hypnotic and fascinating films ...
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Michael Nordine
L.A. Weekly
July 18, 2012
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.
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Leslie Felperin
Variety
September 7, 2011
After a powerful opening scene and reasonably strong first act, the pic slowly leaks air.