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The Institute Reviews

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Inkoo Kang
Los Angeles Times
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Eventually, the documentary's limited perspective becomes a liability when the screen goes dark and we're left with more questions than answers. Adventures only take us so far.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

October 10, 2013
Kalvin Henely
Slant Magazine

A lazily constructed documentary that doesn't hide first-time director Spencer McCall's admitted lack of understanding for his subject.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1/4

October 2, 2013
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Slickly edited and initially intriguing, but it lacks something that's a requirement for the vast majority of documentaries: revealing insights about its subject matter.

Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru | Original Score: 5.25/10

October 13, 2013
Nicolas Rapold
New York Times
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"The Institute" stumbles between documentary and exploratory simulation, at once confusing and pedantic.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

October 10, 2013
Peter Keough
Seattle Times
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Doesn't always distinguish between fact and fiction, about an interesting social and artistic experiment.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2/4

October 17, 2013
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Director Spencer McCall's film takes the shape of an amusing portrait of the times.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

October 7, 2013
David Lewis
San Francisco Chronicle
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McCall does a skillful job of reconstructing this hipster-centric game, though much of the proceedings still come off as one of those "you had to be there" affairs.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 3, 2013
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune

One of the growing number of documentaries occupying that "elsewhere" separating fact and fiction, it is playful but profound stuff.

Full Review Source: Times-Picayune | Original Score: 5/5

April 11, 2013
Brian Tallerico
HollywoodChicago.com

I don't care how much of it is real and how much is nonsense. It's just a fun, clever film about looking at the world from a different angle.

Full Review Source: HollywoodChicago.com | Original Score: 4/5

October 4, 2013
Perry Seibert
TV Guide's Movie Guide

You leave the film not knowing what to believe, and while that can be frustrating, you're also left with an undeniable urge -- even if it's a tiny one -- to find out more.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3/4

October 17, 2013
Brian Miller
Seattle Weekly

You're unsure if he's a Werner Erhard-style huckster or a Silicon Alley tub-thumper about to do a product launch. That uncertainty mirrors the players' nervous yet giddy involvement.

Full Review Source: Seattle Weekly

October 17, 2013
Mark Bell
Film Threat

The film fascinates me, especially because, in all honesty, I'm not really the type of person who would've taken that initial step to play the game in the first place. Then again, based on watching the film, I may be playing right now.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 4/5

October 7, 2013
John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
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Mystery is part of the appeal.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

October 21, 2013
Nathan Rabin
The Dissolve

It's a divisive, shadowy conversation-starter of a movie that's as much fun to talk and think about as it is to watch.

Full Review Source: The Dissolve | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 10, 2013
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies

| Original Score: 3.5/4

July 8, 2014
Scott Foundas
Village Voice
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Rarely have I felt so absorbed by a movie about people I found so incredibly annoying.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

October 7, 2013
Maitland McDonagh
Film Journal International

All of which is genuinely interesting, even if you find incomprehensible the idea of devoting significant portions of your waking time and energy to what is, more than anything, an elaborate scavenger hunt.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

October 17, 2013
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