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My Winnipeg Reviews

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Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
August 21, 2008
Maddin translated his befuddlement of Winnipeg to me, but not his fascination.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
September 18, 2007
...a product designed to appeal solely to fans of filmmaker Guy Maddin's admittedly off-kilter sensibilities...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
June 12, 2008
The latter part of 'My Winnipeg' turns too easily to rant against the selling of the cherished past to a rush to modernity.
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
September 12, 2008
Given its unusual blend of fact and fiction, the film is a real head-scratcher. Like most -- if not all -- of Maddin's films, it's as bewildering as it is visually arresting. And yes, that means it's an acquired taste.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
James Verniere
Boston Herald
October 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
June 27, 2008
If you love movies in the very sinews of your imagination, you should experience the work of Guy Maddin.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
June 26, 2008
Much of what Maddin asserts as truth is balderdash. He was not, for example, born in the locker room of the local hockey team's arena.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
June 20, 2008
This autobiographical meditation is seductively funny, as well as deliciously strange, and hauntingly beautiful, as well as stream-of-consciousness cockeyed.
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.
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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
April 26, 2008
Ingeniously madcap and heartfelt... more than just a whimsical curiosity, My Winnipeg takes an extraordinary leap forward...
Fernando F. Croce
August 26, 2009
Leaves one alternately giddy and groggy
Kevin Lally
Film Journal International
May 14, 2008
Another unique, phantasmagorical, handcrafted spectacle that again confirms [Maddin's] place as one of independent film's wittiest, wildest and most singular talents.
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
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
June 27, 2008
The result is Maddin's most personal film and his easiest to love.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
Karina Longworth
June 19, 2008
[Maddin]'s basically playing at being a Busby Berkeley for the chronically depressed and/or cheerfully repressed.
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
June 24, 2008
Maddin has concocted his own urban myth - an oddball chronicle that re-maps his city's darkest back-lanes and by-ways as a repository for a lost innocence that neither he nor his fellow Winnipegers can ever fully recover, nor ever truly escape.
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.
Bill Weber
Slant Magazine
April 24, 2008
The dominant Maddin is the narrating filmmaker, more palpably present than usual in the sound of his voice, bemoaning a lost golden age of his hometown faced absurdities of the tall tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis
January 29, 2015
A remembrance of things forgotten.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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