• Unrated, 1 hr. 31 min.
  • Documentary
  • Directed By:    Markus Imhoof
  • In Theaters:    Jun 12, 2013 Limited
  • On DVD:    Dec 24, 2013
  • Kino Lorber

More Than Honey Reviews

John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic
January 1, 2014

Eye-popping photography should draw viewers to this thoughtful, revealing doc.

Cath Clarke
Time Out
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September 4, 2013

Summer's blitz of apocalypse movies has nothing on this bee doc.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
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August 7, 2013

Oblique narrative aside, you can't beat the film's eye-popping visuals.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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July 19, 2013

What's really frightening about Honey isn't what a hive of angry bees might do to us, but what we've done to them.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
Top Critic
July 12, 2013

[Markus] Imhoof makes bees more important than they have previously seemed.

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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July 11, 2013

Imhoof's film is remarkable in its close-up photography. The bees loom large, like creatures from some mutant planet; dangle together in a delicate chain; and fill the air, floating like unusually vivid dust specks.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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July 11, 2013

"More Than Honey" may be the most visually beautiful documentary ever made.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Peter Keough
Boston Globe
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July 4, 2013

Markus Imhoof's inventive and powerful documentary ...

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jay Weissberg
Variety
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June 18, 2013

Most striking in "Honey" are closeups of the bees in their hives, symbiotically working together in creating their new queen: Imhoof rightfully spends time detailing the extraordinary nature of bee social structure.

Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
Top Critic
June 14, 2013

Without any preachiness, this magically beautiful film urges us to take better care of the bees, and honor the irreplaceable things that they do for us.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Mark Jenkins
NPR
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June 13, 2013

An amiably shaggy combination of science lesson, whimsical musing and alarm bell ...

Mike D'Angelo
AV Club
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June 12, 2013

As a nature doc, More Than Honey rivals such acclaimed forebears as Winged Migration and Microcosmos, though it's working with a more limited scope, visually-if you've seen one honeybee, you've seen 'em all.

Full Review | Original Score: B
Stephen Holden
New York Times
Top Critic
June 11, 2013

A fascinating but rambling documentary about the decimation of the world's bee population through the phenomenon known as colony collapse disorder.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sam Adams
Time Out New York
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June 11, 2013

Although the unexplained collapse of honeybee colonies is a global problem, the most startling moments in Markus Imhoof's documentary take place on a microscopic level.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Stephanie Zacharek
Village Voice
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June 5, 2013

It's a delightful, informative, and suitably contemplative study of the bee world and the bee-population crisis, though in the end it does offer enough dewdrops of hope to fill up a bluebell or two.