Into Eternity Reviews

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
April 8, 2011
Directed by Danish filmmaker Michael Madsen with grace and deep curiosity, "Into Eternity" is better than timely.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Simon Foster
sbs.com.au
October 11, 2011
Madsen's ominous work is reminiscent, stylistically, of Kubrick's masterworks 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) and The Shining (1980) in its visual precision and chilly environs.
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David Lewis
San Francisco Chronicle
May 26, 2011
In a deceptively low-key manner, Danish filmmaker Michael Madsen has beautifully crafted one of the most provocative movies of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Adam Woodward
Little White Lies
November 11, 2010
Extract the core issue and Into Eternity becomes endlessly fascinating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Chris Barsanti
Film Journal International
February 2, 2011
The story of a nuclear-waste repository designed to last 100,000 years becomes a haunting rumination on time, language, civilization and folly.
Sarah Boslaugh
Playback:stl
May 27, 2011
Into Eternity may be the most honest, as well as the most beautiful, documentary you've ever seen.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Lauren Wissot
Slant Magazine
February 7, 2011
Watching the film is akin to having a totally immersive, video game-like experience, a journey best described as Lord of the Rings meets 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Tom Huddleston
Time Out
November 10, 2010
The moral and scientific implications of the project are deftly sketched and engaging.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jennifer Merin
About.com
February 4, 2011
This film is about your legacy. If you want to see the future, you want to see this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
November 11, 2010
A riveting documentary: as spooky as the early scenes of 2001 in its glacial camera-prowlings around "Onkalo", a deep-mined waste bin for nuclear garbage and the probable future of disposal for our planet.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
November 17, 2010
As a film, it's extremely mannered. And truly sobering.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
February 1, 2011
Defamiliarizing the snowy Nordic landscape, this delicately lurid documentary has a somber beauty. It is meant to boggle the mind and inspire awe-and it does.
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
February 3, 2011
While nothing said in his film undercuts this worry, the way the movie and the people in it express their concern gives it a feeling of sublimity unusual in most environmentalist documentaries.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Tom Long
Detroit News
June 17, 2011
Into Eternity is a documentary that may look like a science fiction movie, but it ends up more of a horror film.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Chris Cabin
Filmcritic.com
February 3, 2011
Part instructional video, part existential head-trip
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Sam Toy
Empire Magazine
November 10, 2010
A captivating, and sometimes alarming, exposť of the business end of nuclear power. Watch as part of a behind-the-sofa double bill with Countdown To Zero.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
May 27, 2011
Madsen, whose symmetrical compositions and slo-mo shots of uniformed workers have a quality of Kubrickian sci-fi, frames the film as a message to the future.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph
November 12, 2010
Formally exacting and sonically immersive, Madsen's approach is so hypnotic you emerge as if roused from a troubling dream.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
October 22, 2010
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Vadim Rizov
Boxoffice Magazine
January 28, 2011
The film reaches way beyond the usual activist crowd by making itself as formally compelling as it is tightly argued.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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