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The Pool Reviews

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Though plot-wise nothing much happens, Smith elicits strong sense of place and teases out the film's themes ...

Full Review Source: Scotsman | Original Score: 3/5

December 17, 2012
Philip French
Observer [UK]

It's a subtle, truthful, moving story of class, ambition, friendship and romantic yearning, extremely well acted by a largely non-professional cast.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

November 18, 2012
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

[A] wholly unobjectionable, likeably performed but faintly soporific drama ...

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 3/5

November 16, 2012
Rich Cline

Shot with a level of realism we rarely seen in Indian cinema, this film combines sharply engaging characters with an involving story that really gets under the skin. A

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/5

November 16, 2012
Allan Hunter
Daily Express

Told with real warmth and charm, this is a confidently handled tale boosted by natural, engaging performances from Venkatesh and Jahangir Badshah as his young friend.

Full Review Source: Daily Express | Original Score: 4/5

November 16, 2012
Derek Malcolm
This is London

It tells you a lot about South India, its essentially rural culture and the stifling poverty of its underclass.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 4/5

November 16, 2012
Peter Bradshaw

Smith's film is natural and unforced, with a winning fluency and calm observational style.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 4/5

November 15, 2012
David Jenkins
Little White Lies

Hopefully Smith will make more movies in this laid-back, poetic style.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 3/5

November 15, 2012
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

Here are filigree detailing, pure-and-simple performances (especially from Venkatesh Chavan as the boy) and a subtly lambent moral tale ...

Full Review Source: Financial Times | Original Score: 4/5

November 15, 2012
David Parkinson
Empire Magazine

A fascinating narrative set in modern-day Indian and full of insights into a class-riven country.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

November 13, 2012
Hannah McGill
The List

It tells a tale so sweetly elemental and classic that it could pretty much have happened along at any point in storytelling history.

Full Review Source: The List | Original Score: 4/5

November 13, 2012
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Satisfying tale of marginalized youth struggling to survive alone in a cold world and dreaming of success despite all odds against them.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B+

January 31, 2010
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

Shimmers silently. A quietly remarkable film, for its seeming simplicity, its careful rhythms, and its interest in a place and its spirit.

Full Review Source: Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

June 16, 2009
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

The Pool is beautiful to look at, and, for what it conveys about human nature, to experience.

Full Review Source: Jam! Movies | Original Score: 4/5

April 3, 2009
Greg Quill
Toronto Star
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Patekar's ability to convey stoic forbearance with so little apparent effort, is one of the marvellous rewards of this intricately textured and compelling film.

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

April 3, 2009
Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail
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A miraculous, American-made Hindi film that is every bit as tranquil as the blue-green reservoir that serves as its abiding metaphor.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 4/4

April 3, 2009
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

worth seeing, primarily for its beautiful Goa setting

Full Review Source: Old School Reviews | Original Score: C+

January 15, 2009
Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
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Reality and fiction fuse like watercolors in this quietly compelling narrative feature.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

December 17, 2008
John Hartl
Seattle Times
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It's a movie about a time, a place and a situation that isn't going to change soon. [Director] Smith takes his time to establish the people, the landscape and the striking contrast between the lives of the very rich and the very poor.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

October 31, 2008
Sarah Boslaugh

Based on a story by Randy Russell, The Pool is a low-key film that often feels like a documentary...

Full Review Source: Playback:stl | Original Score: 6/10

October 24, 2008
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