Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (Atanarjuat) Reviews

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October 4, 2002
The 167 minutes go by at reasonable speed after an irrelevant prelude.
October 3, 2002
The mammoth, 172-minute movie has its share of slow passages. It picks up speed, however, as it advances toward a payoff that has much to say about the ultimate besting of evil.
October 3, 2002
From its mystical-mythical opening to the stunning finale, this is storytelling at its most primal and filmmaking at its most original.
September 6, 2002
Though some will probably have problems with the film's pacing ... the story holds your interest throughout.
August 23, 2002
The story is told with such richness and attention to nomadic traditions that it wields the scope of a Kurosawa samurai picture.
August 22, 2002
The Fast Runner, an epic story coming from northern Canada, provides the perfect antidote to this summer of blockbusters.
August 17, 2002
Murder, jealousy and infidelity are all part of this tale that proves the elements of a good yarn are the same no matter where you go.
August 9, 2002
It's a masterpiece.
August 9, 2002
Compelling as it is exotic, Fast Runner has a plot that rivals Shakespeare for intrigue, treachery and murder.
August 3, 2002
Shakespeare with Eskimos. A universally resonant story that is told with such originality that it's impossible not to be moved by it. One of the year's very best films.
August 2, 2002
A rare and remarkable portrait of place that could only be told by the people who own the story and had the sense to buy the cameras.
August 1, 2002
This particular emperor, methinks, is naked.
July 30, 2002
Zacharias Kunuk and his able team of filmmakers have proven that they know how to make a grand film.
July 29, 2002
'Director Zacharias Kunuk, for all his careful and leisurely pacing, knows how to drive an image home... '
July 28, 2002
This is a movie that refreshes the mind and spirit along with the body, so original is its content, look, and style.
July 25, 2002
Like the chilled breath of oral storytelling frozen onto film.
July 19, 2002
A gorgeous, engrossing, utterly alien and fresh movie that has the human truth and impact of classic Greek myth and the overwhelming beauty and mastery of the greatest epic films.
July 19, 2002
Often, the film feels more like a state of mind, combining the factual hardness of a documentary with the startling beauty of a surreal, fantastic dream.
July 19, 2002
A beautiful, timeless and universal tale of heated passions -- jealousy, betrayal, forgiveness and murder.
July 19, 2002
For nearly three hours, this sweeping epic captivates its audience in the way the Inuit elders must have done while reciting the story to spellbound children.
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