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Walking to Werner

Walking to Werner (2006)

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Average Rating: 4.4/10
Critic Reviews: 10
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Inspired by world renowned film director Werner Herzog's 1974 trek from Germany to Paris to visit his dying mentor Lotte Eisner, first-time filmmaker Linas Phillips vows to walk from Seattle to Los Angeles in order to meet the man behind such acclaimed cinema classics as Aguirre: The Wrath of God and Fitzcarraldo. Mention the name Werner Herzog to any dedicated film fan and it instantly becomes obvious just what an effect the German director has had on the world of international cinema. Of

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[Subject] Phillips is a lot better at walking than talking, and his musings seem especially insipid intercut with audio clips of Herzog's sage observations.

August 10, 2007 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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The real interest in the film is not the journey or even Linas Phillips, but the people he meets on the way.

August 10, 2007 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
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Even the most ardent Herzog admirer may want to hail this fledgling documentarian a cab and call it a day.

August 9, 2007 Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune
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Phillips's trip begins as an attention-grabbing show of devotion but transforms into a many-sided experiment in empathy.

July 20, 2007 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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The high-strung antics of Linas Phillips, who films his hike from Seattle to Los Angeles to meet Werner Herzog, may strike some as a noble spiritual undertaking, but others will find it an exercise in indulgent self-absorption.

July 20, 2007 Full Review Source: Variety
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The documentary Walking to Werner is a deeply self-reflexive work, perpetually at risk of disappearing into its own iris.

July 20, 2007
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By the end of Walking to Werner, we are no worse off but we are not much better either.

September 4, 2007 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

Despite the callow, self-absorbed aspects of Phillips' undertaking, there's something endearing about his determination to recreate -- and then some -- a 30-year-old gesture that looked nutty then and only looks nuttier now.

July 20, 2007 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

It's an impressive odyssey, but the film -- which alternates between Phillips' ceaseless ramblings and interviews with the predictably eccentric folks he meets on the road -- plays like a prolonged death march.

July 20, 2007 Full Review Source: eye WEEKLY
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Phillips's singular determination is not unlike that of the artist he aspires to meet.

July 20, 2007 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

It's the closest thing to a cinematic religious experience I can think of -- all combined with Phillips' terrific sense of visual style, humor and willingness to risk life for art.

June 29, 2007 Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
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