Tuvalu is like watching a Dali painting brought to life...and who wouldn't want to see that?
| Original Score: 4/5
Intriguing but ultimately irritating misfire.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Ultimately a rewarding -- if weird -- experience. It's just too bad that it takes so long to get there.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Fetishistic in its bemusement with gadgetry and painstaking in its slapstick-meets-high-emotion construction... Tuvalu is a decently engaging high farce, even if its influences are roundly on display.
| Original Score: C+
A fascinating work that never quite coalesces, Tuvalu finally becomes oppressively repetitive.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
The film is relentlessly arty and much too stylistically bizarre for mainstream taste ... But it has its own peculiar charm.
| Original Score: B-
Tuvalu is astounding. It is also bizarre, challenging, and, at times, admirably overreaching.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
...give this wonderful, funny, clever little flick a try.
| Original Score: A-
Emil Christov's stunningly clear black and white cinematography presents images from another time, like a neo-Guy Maddin flick.
| Original Score: B+
They used to be called moving pictures, and the captivating Tuvalu reminds us why.
| Original Score: 3/4
Recommended for its singular vision -- a concept executed with bravura style, intelligent curiosity, and playful wit.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Charming and a little tiresome.
This one-of-a kind charmer casts an immediate and delightful spell.
Helmer's film is easy to enjoy as a mere romp, though it also can be read as a very thinly veiled allegory about post-Soviet Europe.
A gorgeous cough syrup hallucination -- the kind of beautiful, feverish dream to which you succumb while eardrum-piercingly high on over-the-counter cold medicine.
| Original Score: 80/100
A disappointment, a precious and grotesque exercise reminiscent of Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Delicatessen, only less amusing.
A film this bizarre and spectacular can't be entirely written off.
Still in the mood for something offbeat and phantasmagoric? Check out this charming German import by Veit Helmer.
Undeniably the product of a singular and beautifully realized vision.
The kind of movie that might one day find itself in the hall of fame of surreal movie weirdness alongside cult favorites like Eraserhead, Delicatessen and the avant-garde frolics of Guy Maddin.
| Original Score: 3/5