Khyi rgan (Old Dog) Reviews

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Caroline McKenzie
Slant Magazine
May 15, 2013
Minimalist in its aesthetics and soundtrack, quiet and deliberate in its plot, but nonetheless familiar--endearing and a vital addition to the small but growing Tibetan cinema
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 21, 2012
An impactful allegorical apolitical naturalistic film about Tibetans treated like dogs and losing their identity under modern Red China's brutal rule.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
May 14, 2013
While the rigid framing and wispy plot create an unfortunate inertia, they also magnify the occasional whimsical moment ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
May 23, 2013
To the eye of the Occidental moviegoer, nothing much goes on. Underneath, however, roils a "cultural genocide" of generational, cultural, social and political upheaval.
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Ernest Hardy
Village Voice
May 14, 2013
Old Dog has the look and feel of a documentary, which adds senses of urgency and immediacy to a tale that moves at a languid, but never boring, pace.
Louis Proyect
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 4, 2014
Stunning mixture of understated social criticism and minimalism a la Kurismaki.
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David Fear
Time Out
May 14, 2013
It's both a sly piece of ethnography and a social satire that reads like a cosmic joke...right up until its climax makes the chuckle catch in your throat.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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