The Fifth Empire Reviews

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Deborah Young
Variety
April 17, 2009
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Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times
June 1, 2007
Hypnotic. Mr. Oliveira's aesthetic syncs up with his main interest: capturing characters' words and gestures in real time as they work through philosophical and political conundrums while remaining largely oblivious to the physical world around them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Nathan Lee
Village Voice
May 30, 2007
Any hope that the great Portuguese master is in one of his more accessible moods is quickly dashed as the film grows progressively darker, talkative, and stubborn in the extreme.