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The Travelling Players (O thiasos) Reviews

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Top Critic
Michael Wilmington
Los Angeles Times
June 3, 2014
The Travelling Players is one of the major neglected movie masterpieces of our times.
David Parkinson
Radio Times
June 3, 2014
With its stately pace and obscure references to mythology and contemporary events, the film requires patience. But its power and intelligence more than repay the effort.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

TV Guide's Movie Guide
November 15, 2007
Although there are any number of subtle moments in the film, even its admirers admit it is long and difficult, especially for audiences unfamiliar with its subject matter.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Philip French
Observer [UK]
November 15, 2007
A didactic, audacious, tendentious, highly original movie that justifies its great length.

Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
The human tragedy becomes increasingly compelling as it unfolds, while Angelopoulos' stately visual style is constantly arresting.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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David Perry
Time Out
June 24, 2006
The stately pace of the film soon becomes compulsive; and the shabby provincial Greece of rusting railway tracks and flaking facades which the slow camera examines is visually beguiling.
Emanuel Levy
August 5, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
June 20, 2004
I was aglow after The Travelling Players, which honestly strikes me, in all its alienation and opacity, as a thrilling and important and good motion picture.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Peter Bradshaw
January 15, 2004
Undoubtedly requires a substantial investment of attention -- but richly rewards it with a moving film of dazzling sweep and substance.
Jamie Russell
December 15, 2003
Inaccessible and imposing, it may be a masterpiece, but it's a hard one to like.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

May 24, 2003
A cinematic endurance test, this frosty epic holds some surprising rewards, as well as an atmosphere of graceful power. Unfortunately, it also pushes the audiences' patience way beyond the limit.
Top Critic
Scott Tobias
AV Club
May 29, 2001
Even the most clueless outsider can still soak in the magisterial beauty of Angelopoulos' images, which mournfully depict corroded buildings and emptied streets while celebrating the country's enduring natural beauty.
Top Critic
Richard Eder
New York Times
July 25, 2005
Length is part of its problem. A much greater problem is that the political message that is only one of the threads in the first part thickens into hawser dimensions, strangling the film and the audience along with it.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
You can feel the pulse of the times through the music and realize by the liveliness of the music when the big events are happening to the people of Greece.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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