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Sátántangó (Satan's Tango) Reviews

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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
October 20, 2009
Its seven-hour runtime warns off dabblers, the one-screening-a-day bulk defies profit motive, and its protagonists -- Tarr's "poor, ugly, sad, and damned people" -- deny expectations of pleasure. It is also, at times, funny as hell.
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Derek Elley
Variety
March 26, 2009
The marathon Satan's Tango is a magnum opus to end all magna opera, a dark, funny, apocalyptic allegory of the Hungarian psyche that stimulates, irritates, soothes and startles with blinding strokes of genius in equal turn.
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Ed Halter
Village Voice
October 5, 2007
Critics have rightfully hailed Tarr as one of filmdom's criminally undersung geniuses.
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
February 1, 2007
In Sátántangó, life is beautiful and grotesque by turns, and never less than mesmerizing.
| Original Score: 4/4
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
This startling, apocalyptic work is sometimes over-extended, but it builds to a powerful, rhythmic climax of breakdown and withdrawal.
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
January 10, 2006
One of the great, largely unseeable movies of the last dozen years.
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
May 20, 2003
At seven hours, Bela Tarr's 1994 Satantango is one of those unusual works of contemporary art that demand from the audience a concentrated commitment -- the luxury of time.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
April 16, 2002
How can I do justice to this grungy seven-hour black comedy (1994), which in many ways impressed me more than any other film of the 90s?