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Sita Sings the Blues Reviews

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

A spellbinding film that charms with its quirkiness in almost every sequence.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 8/10

February 26, 2012
Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out Chicago

This is the kind of personal filmmaking that could only have come together through a chance set of inspirations. Maybe you could call it fate.

Full Review Source: Time Out Chicago | Original Score: 4/5

February 15, 2012
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics

The more love changes the more it stays the same. History itself falls prey to love in this delightful retelling of the Ramayana.

Full Review Source: Monsters and Critics | Original Score: 8/10

May 3, 2010
Andy Klein
Brand X

... beautiful and often densely detailed images ...

Full Review Source: Brand X

April 28, 2010
Ray Greene
Boxoffice Magazine

The brilliance of Paley's achievement is both graphic and structural-she has not only given Sita the visual specificity of a museum-grade gallery painting but also the intricate and inimitable voice of a classic Modernist novel.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 5/5

April 23, 2010
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A very creative and poignant animated film about the heartbreaks experienced by a Hindu goddess and a contemporary woman who share the universal pain and sadness that accompany the end of an intimate relationship.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice | Original Score: 4/5

April 22, 2010
Jeffrey Chen
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

It's akin to watching creativity just explode onscreen -- part abstract, part musical, part improvisation-style comedy, and, most compellingly, all inspired by real-life pain.

Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews | Original Score: 10/10

April 15, 2010
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

The story makes little sense to those unfamiliar with Indian culture and literary traditions, but it is made accessible for westerners by the use of a kind of Greek Chorus of shadow puppets who help interpret the story.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: B

January 4, 2010
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

[Filmmaker Nina] Paley adapts the original 1922 story, The Ramayana, by Valmiki and, wearing many hats, produces a work that is fun, entertaining, educational, colorful and imaginative.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: B+

January 3, 2010
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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Charming indie animated film that doesn't insult anyone's intelligence.

December 31, 2009
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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And the ingenuity of Sita -- which evokes painting, collage, underground comic books, Mumbai musicals and "Yellow Submarine" (for starters) - is dazzling. Not busy, or overwhelming, or eye-popping. Just affecting, surprising and a lot of fun.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

December 28, 2009
Michelle Orange
Village Voice
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Paley's beguiling, consistently inventive visuals and sly yet melancholy tone are about as warm and winning as heartbreak-fueled empowerment gets.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

December 23, 2009
David Fear
Time Out New York
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This colorful, cranium-bursting film isn't about one specific tale so much as the endless ways you can present narratives; it's nothing less than a kitchen-sink deconstruction on the art of storytelling.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 4/5

December 16, 2009
Laura Clifford
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Romantic breakups have provided inspiration to artists through the ages, but never have lemons been made into such a sparkling lemonade as Paley's done here.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: A-

December 14, 2009
Rubin Safaya
Cinemalogue.com

The story shifts effortlessly between the two-dimensional collage style of the narrator segments, the classical artistic design of the Rama-Sita story, the pencil sketch style of the modern story, and finally Hanshaw's musical numbers in a two-dimensional

Full Review Source: Cinemalogue.com | Original Score: B+

December 6, 2009
Simon Weaving
Screenwize

An infectious, dazzling and poignant story about love and loyalty in both mythical India and modern America, and perfect proof that animation can work for adults.

Full Review Source: Screenwize | Original Score: 4.5/5

November 12, 2009
Stan Hall
Oregonian

Even if its audience will be about 0.01 percent of that of Coraline and Up, Nina Paley's hilarious, effortlessly cross-cultural and utterly original animated feature should be considered with the same lofty regard.

Full Review Source: Oregonian

July 17, 2009
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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Nina Paley's animated marvel mixes a personal tale of romantic woe with a fabulous, often hilarious, recounting of the Sanskrit epic fable The Ramayana.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 3.5/4

June 26, 2009
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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Captivating, mesmerizing, spellbinding -- I'll throw everything in the movie-critic book at this animated feature by Nina Paley

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

June 26, 2009
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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Nina Paley's delicious Sita Sings the Blues finds solace in autobiography and an animated gold mine in the caverns of an ancient Sanskrit epic.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 29, 2009
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