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Cobra Verde Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
June 6, 2015
The underwritten dramatization is saved by the stunning surreal visuals.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Hilary Mantel
The Spectator
March 11, 2015
Preposterous is the word for this effort. But in a year when Hollywood cuteness is to the fore, it is a good deed in a twee little world.
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
May 4, 2007
As odd as it is mesmerizing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
May 4, 2007
The results are like Kinski's performance: baffling, breathtaking and strangely beautiful.
| Original Score: 3/4
Eric Monder
Film Journal International
March 26, 2007
Those who give this offbeat production a chance will find it unforgettable.
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Mark Holcomb
Time Out
March 24, 2007
The type of crazed, folkloric epic that Germany's own De Niro-Scorsese duo usually excelled at.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/6
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
March 23, 2007
Linear storytelling was never Herzog's strong suit even under the best of conditions. His strength lies in capturing lucid lunacy on film, and Manoel da Silva's descent into the jaws of madness is a straight shot into the heart of darkness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
March 23, 2007
The final third of this film contains sequences of horrifying sublimity and ethereal beauty, moments that have a clarity and power beyond the reach of reason.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
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Ed Halter
Village Voice
March 20, 2007
It's easy to understand why this was Herzog's final collaboration with the actor, but Kinski's performance nevertheless serves up a potent confusion of documentary and fiction that has long been an essential element of Herzog's filmmaking.
Cole Smithey
February 20, 2007
Herzog & Kinski = Logic and passion.
| Original Score: 5/5
Emanuel Levy
June 19, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
June 7, 2005
The finest adaptation of Joseph Conrad not based on Conrad.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Derek Smith
Apollo Guide
June 21, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Jaime N. Christley
Apollo Guide
May 31, 2001
Flaws acknowledged, 'Cobra Verde' is a stunning, beautiful epic.
Full Review | Original Score: 66/100
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
March 20, 2007
Verde is too blankly amoral to sustain interest, but the film has isolated moments of haunting poetry.
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Though less apocalyptical than usual, the imagery is as lavish as ever, but the film is wrecked by an underwritten narrative.
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