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Almayer's Folly Reviews

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August 4, 2015
Akerman's control of the expressive elements, particularly the performances, which are at once subdued and theatrical, and the choreography of the long takes, in which actors move through the encroaching jungle, are exceptional.
July 1, 2013
Greeted with lackluster early reviews on the festival circuit, Almayer's Folly does not bowl one over but that might partly be because its unsung, borderless subject is malaise, and its transmission.
August 26, 2012
Read More | Original Score: B+
August 15, 2012
More a formal treat than a great movie, Almayer's Folly should at least engage fans of director Chantal Akerman.
August 9, 2012
It seems no accident that Almayer's torpor, once a heartache, spreads like tendrils throughout the film.
August 7, 2012
Akerman's formal control is, as always, astounding ...
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 7, 2012
One of the year's most hypnotic and fascinating films ...
August 6, 2012
Fervently passionate and formally meticulous, the latest stunning coup for a director who's made a career of repurposing archetypal storylines.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 18, 2012
There's little if any comfort to be found in death, just the sense that our quibbles -- few of which are so enticing as quests for buried riches -- amount to rather little.
September 12, 2011
A work of engulfing jungles and rivers, vehement and incantatory speeches, and piercing female gazes in front of and behind the camera.
February 18, 2017
Almayer's Folly had ample opportunity to build something, but ultimately it stayed locked inside of Ackerman's head, never to truly surface.
September 7, 2011
After a powerful opening scene and reasonably strong first act, the pic slowly leaks air.
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