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Medea Reviews

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Christopher Null
January 27, 2004
The cryptic tale is an exercise in long takes and roundabout dialogue, where every character speaks in riddles.
| Original Score: 2/5
Maria Garcia
Film Journal International
May 10, 2003
Literal and simple-minded.
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine
May 12, 2003
Produced for Danish television in 1987, Medea is a remarkable, streamlined minimalist tone poem.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
July 12, 2004
The moment you can forget about Dreyer--or at least reduce his contribution to some parts of the dialogue-- Medea becomes an exhilarating visual feast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 2, 2003
The muddy, overly-pixilated pictures begin to resonate with a punchy beauty found in very few shot-on-film movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 15, 2003
In one startling scene, it appeared to me as if I was looking at Van Gogh's wheatfields with the wind swirling forcefully in and out of the fields.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
April 15, 2003
It's difficult to imagine the Euripides original ever being more eloquently adapted.
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
September 5, 2003
Works on von Trier's own imagistic terms.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Chris Elliot
August 30, 2003
Adapted from a script composed by the late Danish silent filmmaker Carl Theodor Dryer, this narrative is quiet and elegant.
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Dave Kehr
New York Times
April 17, 2003
No admirer of Mr. von Trier's work should miss this compelling rarity.
| Original Score: 4/5
April 18, 2003
... Has the haunted air of a silent film unearthed just before its irretrievable decay.
| Original Score: 4/5
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
May 18, 2003
Medea concentrates on the human story of ambition and jealousy
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
James Verniere
Boston Herald
July 16, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Emanuel Levy
September 13, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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