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Cave of Forgotten Dreams Reviews

Brian Lowry
Variety
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February 23, 2012
Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail
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It is our tour guide that makes Cave of Forgotten Dreams an often thrilling experience.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 8, 2011
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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The overall effect, aided by Ernst Reijseger's score of rising choral harmonies and lush strings, is rapturous.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 7, 2011
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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To call "Cave of Forgotten Dreams" a great movie isn't just an understatement, it's a wildly inaccurate way to describe an experience that, in its immersive sensory pleasures and climactic journey of discovery, more closely resembles an ecstatic trance.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 6, 2011
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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This is something more than a movie; it's a testament - and re-creation - of rapture.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 6, 2011
Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
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Art history lessons don't get much better: "Cave of Forgotten Dreams" presents the world's oldest paintings captured by one of film's great visionaries.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

May 5, 2011
Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
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What we get from this film: a specific and personal sense that 32,000-year-old artists, with all their ideas and passions, were not, fundamentally, that different from us.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 4/4

May 5, 2011
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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We're never going to be allowed in this place, so thanks, Werner, for inviting us along.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 5, 2011
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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What we come to love about Herzog's documentary is Herzog's love itself.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

May 5, 2011
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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It was the birth of the modern human soul, and cinematic explorer Werner Herzog's fantastic "Cave of Forgotten Dreams" is the delivery-room video.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 5, 2011
Anthony Lane
New Yorker
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Herzog's voiceover is, as always, more entertaining than most film soundtracks. The film has a touch of that gray fuzz which still afflicts 3-D, but the Chauvet cave is a perfect candidate for such technology, because it stashes its secrets in a recess.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

May 2, 2011
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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Herzog is reaching for ways to comprehend what he imagines to be the emblems of the birth of the modern soul.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: A

April 29, 2011
Jeannette Catsoulis
NPR
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The result is a journey to prehistory that's simultaneously wondrous and tedious, profound and completely nuts -- which is to say, quintessential Herzog.

Full Review Source: NPR

April 29, 2011
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Working with extremely limited lighting, Herzog not only gives a sense of the caves as a sinuous, tactile environment, but focuses on the movement suggested by the paintings.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 29, 2011
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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Director Werner Herzog's latest cinematic mind trip blows you away with its beauty, though not necessarily due to its exquisite use of 3-D.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 5/5

April 29, 2011
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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The unknowable or the mysteriously ambiguous in human behavior is what sets Mr. Herzog's synapses to firing with singular intensity.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

April 28, 2011
Dana Stevens
Slate
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If you're interested in the history of the human race -- if you're a member of the human race -- you owe it to yourself to see this movie.

Full Review Source: Slate

April 28, 2011
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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The director is excellent at contextualizing these venerable wall paintings, at discussing them with a variety of scientists in a way that allows us to think about them with a perspective we otherwise might not have.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

April 28, 2011
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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What a gift Werner Herzog offers with "Cave of Forgotten Dreams," an inside look at the astonishing Cave of Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc - and in 3-D too.

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

April 28, 2011
Scott Tobias
AV Club
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Has much to recommend it: Herzog's half off-the-wall/half-profound queries, a delightfully unexpected coda on albino alligators, a single scene on ancient weapons that alone justifies the 3-D process, and the opportunity to see what so few have seen.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B-

April 28, 2011
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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See this film. It takes you to a place you won't soon forget.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 4/4

April 28, 2011
Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
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This is one of the few films to use the [3D] format for intellectual, even philosophical ends: the added depth parallels the deeper understanding of humanity that the paintings inspire.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

April 28, 2011
Daniel Engber
Slate
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Cave of Forgotten Dreams is a Herzogian masterpiece -- a ponderous and nauseating theme-park ride, but one that unfolds as a probing essay on the history of art.

Full Review Source: Slate

April 28, 2011
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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To the degree that it's possible for us to walk behind Herzog into that cave, we do so.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 28, 2011
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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This truly intimate film invites viewers to commune as well and feel a profound living connection with fellow humans of 30,000 years ago.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A-

April 27, 2011
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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Werner Herzog has such obvious enthusiasm for the discoveries he depicts in Cave of Forgotten Dreams, it's as if you're listening to a giddy little kid who learned the coolest thing at school today and can't wait to tell you all about it.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

April 27, 2011
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
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Too often, you feel the weight of a serious subject slackening the normally adroit Herzog.

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

April 27, 2011
Justin Chang
Variety
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Filtering the world's oldest paintings through the latest in cinematic technology, Werner Herzog delivers a one-of-a-kind art-history lesson.

Full Review Source: Variety

April 26, 2011
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
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One of the few justifiable recent excursions into 3-D.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

April 26, 2011
David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
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Cave of Forgotten Dreams is sometimes frozen by Herzog's awe. But it's hard not to love him for always trying to look beyond the surface of things, to find a common chord in the landscape of dreams.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

April 25, 2011
Ben Walters
Time Out
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Herzog notes, 'Time and space lose their meaning.' Inevitably bound by both, his film is as close to their beauty as we will ever get.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 4/5

March 23, 2011
Guy Dixon
Globe and Mail
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A historic, invaluable film.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

September 18, 2010

Hollywood Reporter
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One of the best uses ever of 3D.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

September 17, 2010
Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
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The art is beautiful, even stunningly accomplished, and these images are breathtaking -- unlike anything you've seen before or will see again.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

September 16, 2010
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