The documentary ultimately doesn't so much flesh out its subjects as slowly tear their Band-Aids off after some administering some putatively good-natured noogies.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
A dull place doesn't automatically become worthy of scrutiny when a camera lens is aimed at it.
| Original Score: 2/4
Illuminating...To its credit, the documentary never leads viewers to laugh at the (eccentric) subjects' expense.
| Original Score: A-
this alien landscape, shot wide by the Swiss filmmaker with an outsider's eye for the dustily hyperreal, is teeming with strange life and even stranger stories.
A droll and dusty portrait of a place where privacy is prized and boundaries respected.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Depending on how you look at it, Darwin is either an affirmative record of proud outliers getting by on true grit or a grim snapshot of a community on its last, buckling legs.
| Original Score: 3/4
Atmospheric documentary set in Death Valley is surprisingly captivating.
As Darwin shows again and again, not talking can be its own form of storytelling.
"Darwin" is a beautiful, elegiac work with unexpected impact and meaning.
| Original Score: 5/5
Refusing to patronise the participants of his film, Brandestini's use of a chilling score, beautiful photography and a keen sense of balance makes Darwin a fascinating and charming film.
| Original Score: 4.5/5