The Scent of Green Papaya (Mi du du xanh - L'odeur de la papaye verte) Reviews

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
June 3, 2011

Extraordinary. I will be eagerly awaiting more from this director.

Sean Gandert
Paste Magazine
May 5, 2011

Scent of Green Papaya's warmth and beauty create a magical feeling that's more important than narrative.

Full Review | Original Score: 8.3/10
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
December 11, 2006

Almost silent, and marked by great pictorial beuaty, the film revolves around a young Vietnamese servant during the French occupation, though politics remains in the background--a classic coming of age

Full Review | Original Score: A-
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
January 10, 2002

A portrait of a tranquil Vietnam unknown to most Westerners . . . a lyrical and magical movie-masterpiece.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000

A terrific film, one of tremendous visual beauty, but one that steers clear of any overt political messages.

Full Review | Original Score: B+
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
November 19, 2004

| Original Score: 4/5
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
May 23, 2004

| Original Score: 4/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 29, 2003

| Original Score: 4/5
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com
August 15, 2003

| Original Score: 4/5
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003

| Original Score: 3/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 31, 2002

| Original Score: 4/5
David Poland
Hot Button
July 26, 2002

| Original Score: 3/5
Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com
March 5, 2002

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000

Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Derek Elley
Variety
Top Critic
March 26, 2009

Derek Adams
Time Out
Top Critic
June 24, 2006

Janet Maslin
New York Times
Top Critic
May 20, 2003


Movieline
January 9, 2002

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