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Ulysses' Gaze (1997)

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Average Rating: 5.4/10
Critic Reviews: 5
Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 2

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Winner of the Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, this drama centers on the Balkan conflict as viewed through the eyes of a filmmaker named A (Harvey Keitel). Director Theo Angelopoulos wrote the screenplay, drawing from personal experiences. A is a Greek émigré director who returns to his homeland after 35 years in the U.S., ostensibly to screen his latest film, which is so controversial that it attracts religious protests. In fact, A's real purpose is to search for three reels of

Feb 13, 2001

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Magisterially filmed, this movie demands at almost every instant to be regarded as a masterpiece, though for me it's too full of itself and its own virtue. Still, I can't deny it's an experience worth having.

November 15, 2007 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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Constructed from long elegant takes, and moving fluidly between naturalism and tableaux-like theatricality, it's a mesmerising work of arresting beauty and impressive emotional power.

February 9, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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The overall effect is genuinely entrancing, with a sense of tragic inevitability that gives meaning to the film's maddeningly attenuated rhythms.

August 30, 2004 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times
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This grim travelogue through a landscape of despair lacks internal power. It feels labored and portentous.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Washington Post
Washington Post
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What arrogance and self-importance this film reveals.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Comments (2)
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Modernist stylization has its place in narrative film, but in this case less would have meant much more.

November 15, 2007 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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If you looked up in a reference book why most people hate foreign films you would probably see pictures of Ulysses’ Gaze staring back at you.

June 10, 2005

This ambitious film fails to compel. Too many closeups of disposed Lenin statues.

September 30, 2003
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Angelopoulos' film is lyrically evocative but painfully self-important.

May 2, 2001 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

While it's beautiful, even graceful, and though its heart is in the right place, there's just as much to condemn as there is in its favor.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Journalistic fairness compels me to note that this film won a Special Jury Prize at Cannes. However, I strongly suspect that those judges were cowed more than won over. We don't have to make the same mistake.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

It has a remoteness, with the viewer always the observer, not the participant.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
Urban Cinefile

The film's images are always powerful, even if the dialogue seems superfluous.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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  • Der Blick des Odysseus (DE)
  • Ulysses' Gaze (To vlemma tou Odyssea) (UK)
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