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Absurdistan Reviews

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
August 16, 2011
The trip to Absurdistan is worth taking, detours and all.
Aaron Hillis
GreenCine
November 17, 2009
A simplistic, straightforward tale that's beautifully staged with the same wave of the magical-realism wand that powers Jeunet & Caro's Delicatessen.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
September 11, 2009
A funny and bawdy fable that playfully deals with community, a battle between the sexes, the preciousness of water, and the joy of young love.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
July 27, 2009
A lighthearted charmer, one of the most spirited and enjoyable comedies to hit ... theaters so far this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
April 9, 2009
Absurdistan has more than a little bit of magic at its heart; it's a tale of love and perseverance, gently winking at its happy viewers.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper
March 27, 2009
The film isn't much more than light slapstick bookended by a sweet if lust-driven romance.
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
March 26, 2009
Writer-director Veit Helmer creates a wildly imaginative world worthy of Gabriel Garca Mrquez at his most playful, drenching it in vivid color and a Slavic sense of bleak humor.
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
March 20, 2009
'Borat' meets 'Lysistrata' in a delightful, surreal tale filmed in Azerbaijan and Georgia.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Sarah Boslaugh
Playback:stl
March 15, 2009
Sometimes the village looks like an antique postcard come to life, at other times like outtakes from a lost Marx Brothers film or an overly precious PBS documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
March 13, 2009
Absurdistan lives up to its name with its virtual nonstop drollery. And in Malerova the film has a most appealing leading lady.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
March 7, 2009
Refreshingly offbeat, delightfully funny and irresistibly entertaining without a dull moment.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
March 5, 2009
Despite its comedic limitations, this film is up to more than its American adolescent counterparts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
February 24, 2009
As in "Tuvalu," Veit's style is reminiscent of both France's Marc Caro & Jean-Pierre Jeunet ("Delicattessen") with their whimsical machinery and surreal worlds and Canada's Guy Maddin's use of silent film standards...
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Reyhan Harmanci
San Francisco Chronicle
February 20, 2009
Makes for a lovely hour and a half of old-fashioned storytelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
February 20, 2009
Absurdistan moves with confidence and grace with a genuine romantic and erotic drive.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 6, 2009
Has a folkloric charm buoyed by consistent comic inventiveness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Ray Greene
Boxoffice Magazine
February 5, 2009
Full of whimsy but almost devoid of charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Tim Grierson
L.A. Weekly
February 5, 2009
Absurdistan doesn't have a ton of high-voltage laughs, but it's a nonstop charm machine.
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
February 1, 2008
Veit Helmer's latest is a delightful fable sans dialogue...is too enjoyable to go unappreciated offshore.
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Justin Lowe
Hollywood Reporter
January 30, 2008
An attempt at comic allegory that stretches a thin premise to feature length.
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