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The Ister Reviews

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 4, 2010
A very ambitious film that journeys up the Danube from its mouth to it's source('s), noting the history of places, people and thought along its 3,000 kilometer length.
Full Review | Original Score: B

Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
February 14, 2006
At over three hours, The Ister is challenging -- and then some. But what's wrong with challenging?
| Original Score: 3/4
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Nathan Lee
New York Times
February 9, 2006
This uncompromisingly highbrow video essay voyages from the mouth of the Danube to the source, pausing en route for head-spinning detours into thickets of philosophy.
| Original Score: 4/5
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine
February 9, 2006
Is it fair to say that the language of philosophy is more or less writ in the manner of Final Jeopardy?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jamie Russell
October 22, 2005
An impressive philosophical exercise and a meditative work of cinematic beauty.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
October 22, 2005
The headiest, head-scratching-est, damnedest, most demanding movie opening this week in New York.
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John McMurtrie
San Francisco Chronicle
March 15, 2006
A film about profound ideas deserved more imagination.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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