Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (Atanarjuat) Reviews

March 8, 2018
In a time of decadent visual clutter, the stark beauty of these Arctic landscapes is bracing.
January 5, 2018
The performances of all the roles are better than we might have expected. Sincerity pulses throughout, the assurance from these people that they are enacting a legend that is significant to them.
August 7, 2008
September 6, 2007
A trailblazer for its culture and certainly makes for a fascinating, if rather long, watch.
December 30, 2006
December 6, 2005
December 6, 2005
January 15, 2005
...takes you to a place you've never been and tells a story as profound and ambitious as a Shakespeare play.
November 2, 2003
...barely has enough material to fill a 52-minute CBC special, let alone a three-hour cinematic "event."
September 16, 2003
June 26, 2003
A film so crisp with detail that, like other great films, it whisks us away to a locale like nothing else we've ever seen to tell a story that's not quite like anything else we've ever heard.
February 17, 2003
An amazing achievement but it has a few problems.
February 13, 2003
Damn hard to see where this is going to get its audience.
January 27, 2003
At three hours and with very little story or character development, there is plenty of room for editing, and a much shorter cut surely would have resulted in a smoother, more focused narrative without sacrificing any of the cultural intrigue.
December 8, 2002
This is quite possibly the best Canadian film of all time.
November 20, 2002
The messy emotions raging throughout this three-hour effort are instantly recognizable, allowing the film to paradoxically feel familiar and foreign at the same time.
October 21, 2002
Don't be put off by the 172-minute running time. It's worth it.
October 10, 2002
...squeezes in enough passion, jealousy, family feuding and murder to fuel a daytime drama for several weeks.
October 9, 2002
The pace of the film is often glacial.
October 4, 2002
The 167 minutes go by at reasonable speed after an irrelevant prelude.