Touki Bouki (Journey of the Hyena) Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
August 11, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
This 1973 first feature by Senegalese director Djibril Diop Mambety is one of the greatest of all African films and almost certainly the most experimental.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
August 31, 2009
The film does itself proud with its fantasy images.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Jeremy Heilman
August 18, 2012
The final moments here, which simultaneously suggest a return to traditionalism and a new form of globalized alienation, offer open-ended ruminations on Senegal's future role in the world.
Full Review | Original Score: 77/100
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
January 29, 2014
an edgy, energetic ode to youthful idealism and rebellion molded quite clearly on the rough-hewn vibrancy of various European New Waves, particularly the works of Jean-Luc Godard
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Vincent Canby
New York Times
April 2, 2005
Mr. Mambety mixes neo-realism and fantasy to create a mood of unease and aimless longing. The performances are good.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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