My Winnipeg Reviews

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July 7, 2019
Occasionally uneven and often opaque and aimless, but it is clear Maddin knows what he's doing. And by the time it is over, he has transported us not just to Winnipeg, but into the heart and soul of an artist.
December 6, 2018
More an abstract hallucination than a photo-realist portrait, My Winnipeg would be out of place on the "documentary" shelf at the video store. But it deserves prime placement in the Guy Maddin canon.
December 16, 2017
There's some genuine archival history threaded through the fantasy.
November 17, 2017
...there is no denying that Maddin is pushing not only himself as an artist...
August 21, 2017
Guy Maddin has never tipped quite so far in the direction of autobiography as he has with My Winnipeg, and the effect is unexpectedly charming.
May 16, 2016
With his thrilling new documentary portrait of his hometown -- or rather, his new "docu-fantasia" -- Guy Maddin proves that you can go home again.
January 29, 2015
A remembrance of things forgotten.
January 26, 2015
Maddin mixes personal reminiscences with elaborate fantasies of Masonic rituals and collectivist brothels, to construct a vision of Winnipeg as a city of sleepwalkers.
November 18, 2011
November 17, 2011
November 1, 2010
Presented with such dreamlike flourish and humor that watching the movie is extremely entertaining.
August 9, 2010
Maddin's exploration of his dysfunctional family life mirrors the crumbling facade of this major city. The symbolism is potent; the skill with which Maddin applies it, masterful.
August 26, 2009
Leaves one alternately giddy and groggy
March 27, 2009
It's so personal and so funny and so moving. Guy Maddin uses cinematic arts and crafts to convey his feelings about his home town
March 21, 2009
It'll stay with you and haunt you in the best possible way long after you left the cinema.
November 25, 2008
My Winnipeg is too funny and touching to be labeled purely experimental. It's magical, but the type of movie magic all can enjoy, if they only take a walk through the winter wonderland known as Winnipeg.
October 18, 2008
Maddin is a real film-maker with a confident, fluent movie language that is evolving in fascinating directions.
October 18, 2008
Guy Maddin docu about his hometown gives fans everything they'd expect, plus a few moments of unexpected sincerity.
October 18, 2008
October 18, 2008
A film that makes what would seem like a mundane documentary into a funny, charming, relatable and interesting exploration of Maddin's home.
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