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
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Derek Elley
Variety
March 26, 2009
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003

Movieline
January 9, 2002
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