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Archipelago Reviews

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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
June 26, 2014
In scene after scene, meaning sneaks in and sometimes roars.
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Leslie Felperin
Variety
June 23, 2014
This is a beautifully distilled and literally still work that lingers in the mind long after its conclusion.
Jonathan Romney
Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012
As much as a downbeat comedy of bourgeois mores, Archipelago is a sort of claustrophobic horror story, set in a place of no easy escape.
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
March 7, 2011
Exposes the fault lines of a middle-class family on holiday.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip French
Guardian
March 7, 2011
Archipelago is a subtle film of sensed absences.
Sophie Ivan
Film4
March 7, 2011
A car-crash compelling, painfully comic distillation of modern British middle class mores.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)
March 4, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
March 4, 2011
Hogg, though a fine film-maker, doesn't always prevent us feeling that these people are not worth worrying about.
| Original Score: 3/5
Helen Wright
The Skinny
March 3, 2011
Is art the only way for the privileged to deal with their boredom and discontent? Hogg seems to be suggesting so.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tom Seymour
Little White Lies
March 3, 2011
Hogg is inviting us to dismiss these people as fundamentally different to ourselves. But sat in a dark auditorium, we are merely laughing at each other.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
March 3, 2011
It's a difficult watch and a difficult sell, but this is quietly outstanding.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph (UK)
March 3, 2011
No other British director is making films quite like this.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Parkinson
Radio Times
March 3, 2011
Ed Rutherford's photography is superb, but this is a pale imitation of an Ingmar Bergman chamber drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 2, 2011
Fascinating and confident film-making style of lengthy character improvisation ... a very slow burner that gives the opportunity to 'people watch' on screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
March 2, 2011
Archipelago is a sad, funny, wise film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Dave Calhoun
Time Out
March 2, 2011
'Archipelago' confirms Hogg as a daring and mischievous artist, and a major British talent whose next move will be intriguing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Parkinson
Empire Magazine
February 28, 2011
A well-crafted affair elevated by terrific moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tom Dawson
Total Film
February 22, 2011
British writer/director Joanna Hogg follows her debut Unrelated with another insightful, impressively acted study of upper-middle-class family friction.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Mark Adams
Screen International
February 10, 2011
Joanna Hogg's follow-up to her acclaimed 2007 debut Unrelated is an impressively staged and impressively understated drama.
Nick Deigman
Fan The Fire
December 7, 2010
Joanna Hogg is the shining light of the UK Film Industry. She has saved us from another embarrassing LFF, and she has done it all without the help of the incompetent UK Film Council.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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