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The Spirit of the Beehive (El Espíritu de la colmena) Reviews


Variety
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March 26, 2009
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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It's a film that transports us back not just to the sights and sounds of childhood but to a core of sweet innocence and sometimes ignorant bliss.

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

July 6, 2006
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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This is a modest marvel of grace and framing that unfolds with the patience of a cloud and is driven more by wonder than pure emotion.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 26, 2006
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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Those who haven't seen it since the '70s may find themselves amazed all over again by its lyrical potency and grace; those who have never seen it may wonder how it can be that a film this great isn't shown somewhere all the time.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 4/4

March 31, 2006
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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Screening in a new print so pristine you forget that this film is 33 years old, Spirit of the Beehive sweeps you into its quiet world.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 4/4

March 24, 2006
Derek Adams
Time Out
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February 9, 2006
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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Takes place at the particular intersection of reality and fantasy defined by youthful moviegoing.

| Original Score: 5/5

January 26, 2006
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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Ana Torrent gives perhaps the greatest child performance of all time.

January 26, 2006
Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
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... the finest and most beautifully wrought first film of the European '70s, a mysterious crucible as elusive, concrete, and visually primal as anything by Herzog, Straub, Olmi, or Denis.

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January 25, 2006
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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Much in the film is derivative, but Erice excels in precise evocations of childhood feelings -- there is one dumbfounding moment of lyrical, joyful horror.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

January 1, 2000
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