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Consuming Spirits (2012)

Consuming Spirits (2012)

Consuming Spirits



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Christopher Sullivan's animated dystopia is about as far from a cartoon-for-kids as they come. Relationships among the three main characters - Earl Gray, Gentian Violet, and Victor Blue - multiply and divide as their stories becomes increasingly complex, hilarious, and scary. The Huffington Post writes of the film's "insanely meticulous construction" and continues: "The animation took 15 years of work... The characters were hand-drawn onto layers of glass which were then moved with needles and pins. The film seamlessly combines cutout animation, pencil drawing, collage, and stop-motion animation to create the haunting atmosphere of a self-contained world... (most of whose) characters walk shakily between self-medication and a bad trip... ugly characters (who) make up the most beautiful spectacle you've ever seen."more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Animation, Special Interest
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Written By: Chris Sullivan
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Critic Reviews for Consuming Spirits

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (12)

Something more coherent, masterful - and oddly poignant - than it may initially seem.

Full Review… | April 11, 2013
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

"Consuming Spirits" puts a hook in you and doesn't let you off. A hook the size of a crowbar.

Full Review… | February 7, 2013
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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An ambitious animated epic that runs well over two hours and sometimes feels more like a feat than a film. Nevertheless, it's a kind of milestone in its genre.

Full Review… | January 31, 2013
Seattle Times
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It is the story of people in a small ordinary town, knowing nothing but their ordinary affairs, revealing their sins and crimes with an ordinary negligence.

Full Review… | January 24, 2013
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Sullivan pulls the narrative noose tight at long last, and wraps up "Consuming Spirits'' as neatly as a Victorian novel - albeit one written by someone with an alarming affinity for the grotesque.

Full Review… | December 14, 2012
New York Post
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In its final half-hour, it pulls all the threads together, and a breathtaking bigger picture finally comes into focus.

Full Review… | December 13, 2012
AV Club
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