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My Winnipeg Reviews

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Josť Teodoro
Stop Smiling
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.
Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis
January 29, 2015
A remembrance of things forgotten.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Noel Murray
The Dissolve
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out
November 18, 2011
| Original Score: 4/5
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
November 17, 2011
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
November 1, 2010
Presented with such dreamlike flourish and humor that watching the movie is extremely entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Simon Foster
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.
Fernando F. Croce
August 26, 2009
Leaves one alternately giddy and groggy
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
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
Simon Weaving
March 21, 2009
It'll stay with you and haunt you in the best possible way long after you left the cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Steve Ramos
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
October 18, 2008
Guy Maddin docu about his hometown gives fans everything they'd expect, plus a few moments of unexpected sincerity.
Peter Bradshaw
October 18, 2008
Maddin is a real film-maker with a confident, fluent movie language that is evolving in fascinating directions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Monika Bartyzel
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.

National Post
October 18, 2008
| Original Score: 3/4
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
September 19, 2008
This love/hate tribute to [director Maddin's] hometown is one of the year's weirdest, most memorable 80 minutes of celluloid.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
September 12, 2008
It's actually Maddin's most accessible film, and underneath the surreal images and foreboding narration is a relatively familiar message: You can go home again. And if you do, feel free to take some creative liberties here and there.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
August 13, 2008
Maddin creates a rich tapestry weaving together fact and fiction.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
August 8, 2008
A soft, drifting dream of a motion picture.
| Original Score: 3/4

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
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