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Naqoyqatsi (Naqoyqatsi: Life as War) Reviews

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Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

What was once original has been co-opted so frequently that it now seems pedestrian.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press

January 31, 2003
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner

The filmmaker seems determined to deliver profound messages about mankind, but most are so simple a child could have crafted them.

| Original Score: 2/4

October 25, 2002
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today

Though it inspires some (out-of-field) creative thought, the film is -- to its own detriment -- much more a cinematic collage than a polemical tract.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Today | Original Score: C

October 21, 2002
David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf

It's not a film to be taken literally on any level, but its focus always appears questionable.

Full Review Source: Movie Boeuf | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 5, 2002
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The collected sum of the images equal a work of kitsch art.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C

December 31, 2003
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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Reggio and Glass so rhapsodize cynicism, with repetition and languorous slo-mo sequences, that Glass's dirgelike score becomes a fang-baring lullaby.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 25, 2002
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Reggio's trippy, ambitious downer can also sometimes come across like nothing more than a glorified Nike ad.

October 31, 2002
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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At its best, Naqoyqatsi awakens the eyes, but it doesn't really do much to tweak the conscience. It's difficult to feel a sense of outrage while you're in a trance.

| Original Score: C+

February 14, 2003

It's a little difficult to say go out and see this movie, because it's not exactly a movie - it's more like a picture book for the big screen.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/5

January 31, 2003
Phil Hall
Film Threat

Skip the film and buy the Philip Glass soundtrack CD.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 2/5

October 3, 2002
Derek Smith
Cinematic Reflections

Socially aware, but so nihilistic and fatalistic that it's irrelevant since it is unwilling to push towards the social change that the prior films supported so adamently.

| Original Score: 1.5/4

March 1, 2004
Jurgen Fauth

Instead of helping us step out of our world, which has become inundated with imagery, Naqoyqatsi gives us more of the same, and our eyes glaze over.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/5

October 15, 2003
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan

My advice is to skip the film and pick up the soundtrack.

Full Review Source: San Diego Metropolitan

December 2, 2002
Erich Scholz

Much of the digitally altered footage appears jagged, as if filmed directly from a television monitor, while the extensive use of stock footage quickly becomes a tiresome cliché.

Full Review Source: Citysearch | Original Score: 6/10

October 17, 2002
Par Parekh
Film Journal International

Reggio falls victim to relying on the very digital technology that he fervently scorns, creating a meandering, inarticulate and ultimately disappointing film.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

October 2, 2002
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies

Will probably stay in the shadow of its two older, more accessible Qatsi siblings.

Full Review Source: Window to the Movies | Original Score: 6/10

October 20, 2002
Laura Sinagra
Village Voice
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The whole thing plays like a tired Tyco ad.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

October 15, 2002
Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
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Twenty years later, Reggio still knows how to make a point with poetic imagery, but his ability to startle has been stifled by the very prevalence of the fast-forward technology that he so stringently takes to task.

September 5, 2002
David Chute
L.A. Weekly
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Incoherence reigns.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

October 17, 2002
William Arnold
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Like all abstract art, the film does not make this statement in an easily accessible way, and -- unless prewarned -- it would be very possible for a reasonably intelligent person to sit through its tidal wave of imagery and not get this vision at all.

Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Original Score: C+

October 24, 2002
Todd McCarthy
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