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ANIARA Reviews

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May 17, 2019
It's a wildly ambitious film that punches above its weight visually, but could use one more edit to trim some of the fat.
September 14, 2018
Aniara has great world building and an interesting premise, but its runtime and pacing make this just a boring sci-fi film
September 9, 2018
A great concept, a coherent tone, an uncompromising vision, and an ending that's the ballsiest thing I've seen since AI. Sadly these virtues are undercut by some unforgivable sins - it is boring.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
September 9, 2018
The collective reactions of everyone on board, and the delay with which orgies disguised as cults start to appear, feel like miscalculations, and not only because they make the film a bore to sit through
May 16, 2019
Mostly, this is a movie that simulates the experience of losing the will to live, a daunting premise even for the bravest voyagers.
May 16, 2019
Viewers, like the characters aboard the transport ship, may find themselves waiting, patiently or with resignation, for it to all come to an end.
May 13, 2019
The filmmakers are interested in world building only as a pretext for maintaining a tone of non-contemplative ennui.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 8, 2018
Never establishes a coherent intellectual vantage point from which to contemplate the monumentality of the eternal void. It's a film that wants to be visionary but isn't.
September 24, 2018
It's an intriguing premise that's employed to sporadically compelling yet predominantely underwhelming effect...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 15, 2019
"Aniara" has an intriguing premise, and it's even fascinating at times, but despite an excellent production design, it never gets off the ground even as it speeds through the cosmos.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 15, 2019
For a film that's about decades of interstellar aimlessness, Aniara seems hopelessly rushed and superficial.
Full Review | Original Score: C-plus
May 17, 2019
Despite frequent moments of psychological intensity, the film's earliest scenes have a deadpan quality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 16, 2019
The spaceship is an existential trap like in a J.G. Ballard novel, and the ending might not be entirely satisfying, but it's not a cheat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 15, 2019
It's a brutalizing watch, but a rewarding one.
May 17, 2019
A corker of an ending kind of makes up for long stretches of nothingness, and if you can make it to the end, there is a reward. This is one strange trip.
September 16, 2018
Kågerman and Lilja bring Martinson's poem to cinemas with a stark beauty both in its sci-fi production design and emotionally wrought performances.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
May 16, 2019
Aniara is a curious and transfixing mixture of fatalism and optimism that's highly critical of both extremities.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
May 17, 2019
[A] spectacular debut of great emotional and intellectual depth, of immense narrative scope and scale, and of gorgeous visual artistry.
September 17, 2018
A thought-provoking and unsettling slow-motion disaster movie.
May 7, 2019
Smart but as bleak as only the Swedes could make it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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