Tabu

Tabu

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Tabu Reviews

Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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It takes a while to get to the meat of the movie, but it's well worth the wait.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 3/4

April 5, 2013
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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It almost seems a parody of willfully obscure art-house fare. Yet it has an undertow that sucks you in as often as it strands you back on shore.

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

February 14, 2013
John Hartl
Seattle Times
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A kind of jigsaw puzzle, spiced up with references to "White Mischief," "Out of Africa" and "The Snows of Kilimanjaro," that will frustrate some audiences and fascinate others.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

February 7, 2013
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
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The audience is left to imagine much of the story, though it is clear it involves love, betrayal, guilt, regret and a recurring crocodile.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

January 24, 2013
Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
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Portuguese director Miguel Gomes' latest film moves through different styles and eras, and proves that shooting in black and white is as versatile as it ever was.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 28, 2012
Ian Buckwalter
NPR
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Few films are this smart about subtly couching their allegorical aspirations within more straightforward narratives; fewer still are able to do so with such energetically inventive virtuoso style.

Full Review Source: NPR | Original Score: 9.5/10

December 27, 2012
Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
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If you have the patience to watch this film develop and unfold, like some bizarre night-blooming orchid, what you'll see is not just the last movie released in 2012, but possibly the most original of them all.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

December 27, 2012
Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
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A lyrical Old Hollywood melodrama projected on a bedsheet? A celluloid curio la Barnum's Fiji mermaid? At such times, it's better to stick with a simple "wonderful."

Full Review Source: Village Voice

December 27, 2012
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
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Churlish though it sounds, you'll want to arrive for this b&w Portuguese drama about 45 minutes late.

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

December 27, 2012
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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Its artfulness seems like an alibi, an excuse for keeping the ugliness of history out of the picture.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

December 26, 2012
Jay Weissberg
Variety
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Miguel Gomes begins Tabu in a seemingly ridiculous vein and unexpectedly shifts to something surprisingly enriching and poetic.

Full Review Source: Variety

November 30, 2012
Richard Brody
New Yorker
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A brilliantly nuanced, deeply imagined psycho- excavation of modern Europe by the Portuguese director Miguel Gomes.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

October 8, 2012
Tony Wong
Toronto Star
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The reward is a stunning photographic narrative - a love story told as sweeping parable. But to get there takes an investment by the viewer.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 20, 2012
Ben Walters
Time Out
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Evoking work as disparate as that of Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Guy Maddin and Claire Denis - with a dash of 'The Artist' thrown in - 'Tabu' is a tantalising trip.

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

September 5, 2012
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