General Orders No. 9 - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

General Orders No. 9 Reviews

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
February 24, 2012
Persons' short quasi-documentary doesn't offer specific solutions to toxic modernity, but the film itself is a temporary fix for fallen spirits.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
November 10, 2011
An intimate, meticulously crafted meditation on the impact of civilization on the natural and spiritual landscape of the American South.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
June 23, 2011
"General Orders No. 9" is a tone poem laid over 72 minutes' worth of images, many of them lovely, and is, as its press material says, "unlike any film you have ever seen."
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Alison Willmore
AV Club
June 23, 2011
The type of film that demands viewers to submerge themselves in it like a pool of water -- anything less, and it will seem hopelessly abstract.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
June 22, 2011
General Orders No. 9 strains for elegiac profundity and ends up as bad, backward-looking poetry.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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David Rooney
Hollywood Reporter
June 21, 2011
This naturalist reflection on a violated world is a little too high on its own holiness, but it introduces a new filmmaker with a distinctive sensibility.
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Karina Longworth
Village Voice
June 21, 2011
Much of this commentary, equally in awe of progress and suspicious of it, is strikingly sincere.