Gypsy Reviews

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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
August 8, 2012
The general texture of the film is constantly engaging-the way that these people, long accustomed to abuse and disadvantage, have made for themselves an accommodating and comfortable culture.
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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
June 29, 2012
There are moments of wry humor, and of improbable beauty, in the dust blowing over a riverbank or even the blinking light over an emergency-room door.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Noel Murray
AV Club
June 28, 2012
The movie is vibrant and modern, and doesn't treat Miigár as a mute, unknowable alien.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
June 27, 2012
A somber, melancholic drama with emotionally raw performances by its non-professional actors.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.26/10
Rex Roberts
Film Journal International
June 27, 2012
A portrait of a denigrated people disguised as revenge tragedy, Gypsy is a window onto a way of life rarely glimpsed by outsiders.
Nora Lee Mandel
Film-Forward.com
June 27, 2012
[A]uthenticity of the local cast and the rare images of a shantytown Roma ghetto in mountainous Slovakia outweigh stereotypes and the imposition of a Hamlet-like story.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
June 26, 2012
Best are the film's tender ghostly visitations from Dad, evoked with a minimum of artiness, and the authentic, impoverished locations.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Michelle Orange
Village Voice
June 26, 2012
You might call it an old story with higher stakes, but a keen sensitivity to its moral difficulties and enlivening details sets Gypsy urgently apart.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
June 26, 2012
[It] doesn't try to counteract stereotypes of the Roma people as shiftless, thieving hustlers. But it goes a long way toward explaining the antisocial behavior.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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June 26, 2012
Scripted by Sulik and Marek Lescak, Gypsy is direct and unfussy. The movie's stylistic simplicity places the occasional poetic moments in high relief.
Bill Weber
Slant Magazine
June 25, 2012
A Slovakian character study of a boy ambivalently caught between worlds that ultimately squanders its promise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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