Mekong Hotel Reviews

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
March 13, 2013
Indulges the writer-director's taste for near-catatonic pacing combined with supernatural comings and goings.
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
January 17, 2013
Apichatpong resists control and eschews close-ups, maintaining as always a Zen-like approach to his material.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
October 17, 2012
A tone poem on the theme of "acting out dialogue".
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Fionnuala Halligan
Screen International
May 18, 2012
Its running time may make it more digestible than some of Weerasethakul's more ambitious pieces, although it straddles the line between full-feature and his short films and experimental work quite beautifully.
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Maggie Lee
Variety
May 18, 2012
A 59-minute offshoot of a shelved film project, the pic plays like a bonus track to the Thai auteur's Palme d'Or winner, Uncle Boonmee.
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
May 18, 2012
The ideas here were far more interestingly rehearsed in movies like Tropical Malady and his Palme-winning Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives. A diverting footnote to the main body of work, no more than that.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
December 6, 2012
Compared with Weerasethakul's acclaimed features, it feels cobbled together and improvised, which for the most part it was.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Mike D'Angelo
AV Club
May 20, 2012
It's not painful to endure or anything (in part because it's so short), but to borrow the title of one of last year's celebrated Cannes premieres: This is not a film.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Neil Young
Hollywood Reporter
May 18, 2012
Miniature rumination on reincarnation and romance overstays its welcome even at 59 minutes.
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