OKA!

OKA!

71%
  • Unrated, 1 hr. 46 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Lavinia Currier
    In Theaters:
    Oct 14, 2011 Limited
    On DVD:
    Oct 22, 2013
  • Dada Films
  • Oka!
    2 minutes 8 seconds
    Added: Sep 23, 2011

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OKA! Reviews

Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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It's a pleasant, if slow-moving, trip down a lazy river.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 20, 2012
Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
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The plot is somewhat pedestrian and the dialogue needs more zip.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

October 27, 2011
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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Oka! is a fascinating movie with many free-form charms.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: B+

October 14, 2011
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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Yearning for an exciting African adventure? "Oka!" isn't it.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2/4

October 14, 2011
John Anderson
Variety
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What's refreshing about Oka! is its aversion to any kind of cliches.

Full Review Source: Variety

October 14, 2011
Andy Webster
New York Times
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If only for its portrait of a land and a fascinating culture, "Oka!" is worth the journey.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

October 13, 2011
Mark Jenkins
NPR
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Rather than idealize life in a state of nature, Oka! depicts Bayaka culture as messy and not always admirable, but exuberantly vital.

Full Review Source: NPR

October 13, 2011
Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York
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That the filmmaker at least makes a concerted effort to tweak what in most hands would be an offensively whitewashed dark-continent parable is worth some measure of praise.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/5

October 11, 2011
Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
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Oka!, a loose-limbed tapestry of cultural nuances, atmosphere, and song, is a tuneful tribute to the Bayakan spirit.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

October 11, 2011
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