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Consuming Spirits

Consuming Spirits (2012)

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83

Average Rating: 7.9/10
Critic Reviews: 12
Fresh: 10 | Rotten: 2

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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

Unrated,

Drama, Animation, Special Interest

Chris Sullivan

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All Critics (19) | Top Critics (12) | Fresh (17) | Rotten (2)

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

April 11, 2013 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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"Consuming Spirits" puts a hook in you and doesn't let you off. A hook the size of a crowbar.

February 7, 2013 Full Review Source: 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.

January 31, 2013 Full Review Source: 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.

January 24, 2013 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
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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.

December 14, 2012 Full Review Source: 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.

December 13, 2012 Full Review Source: AV Club
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Frame by frame, sketch by sketch, Sullivan has created a rich and layered world in "Consuming Spirits," one that won't easily let you go.

April 22, 2013 Full Review Source: Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Akin to the Disney version of The Death of Mr. Lazarescu. Consuming Spirits has moonshine on its rotten breath, but its images are never less than intoxicating.

February 8, 2013 Full Review Source: WCCO.com

Even if one grows impatient with the film's dovetailing tales of small-town desperation, it's hard to tire of its visual execution.

January 25, 2013 Full Review Source: Time Out Chicago
Time Out Chicago

The most creative film of the year: a striking, one-of-a-kind, hilarious dystopian epic of animated weirdness.

December 14, 2012 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

Fifteen years in the making, Chris Sullivan's Consuming Spiritsis the work of his lifetime -- or any lifetime, for that matter.

December 14, 2012 Full Review Source: Paste Magazine
Paste Magazine

Not only a monstrous visual achievement, but one of the most uniquely humanistic animated features of all time.

December 10, 2012 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

Issues of plot aside, though, the thing that any viewer is likely to notice first is the striking, nearly unpremeditated style of the film.

October 17, 2012 Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy
Antagony & Ecstasy

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