Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (Atanarjuat) Reviews

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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.
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.
August 9, 2002
Compelling as it is exotic, Fast Runner has a plot that rivals Shakespeare for intrigue, treachery and murder.
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 12, 2002
It may be the most satisfying experience you'll have at the movies this year.
July 11, 2002
The kind of primal storytelling that George Lucas can only dream of.
July 11, 2002
A powerful, absorbing and thoroughly transporting film experience.
July 2, 2002
Few three-hour films manage to be so engaging, or so vast.
June 28, 2002
An experience so engrossing it is like being buried in a new environment.
June 27, 2002
A landmark movie that becomes a priceless entryway into a distant land and its people, few of whom will ever seem as foreign and far away again.
June 21, 2002
It takes us to a world we've never seen, to tell us a story both entirely foreign and completely familiar.
June 21, 2002
At nearly three hours long, it's an endurance test.
June 21, 2002
Both a thrilling adventure about endurance and survival, and an elegiac examination of centuries-old tribal culture, fast-fading in the new millennium.
June 21, 2002
The film is filled with unquestionable grace and power.
June 18, 2002
One of the most enthralling three hours you'll ever spend at the theater.
June 16, 2002
The director has fixed this Arctic potboiler, passed down through the ages as part of a rich oral tradition, onto digital video with ... breathtaking punch and such a sweeping sense of immediacy.
June 13, 2002
This first feature ever in the Inuit language is a demanding experience. But the rewards for those who risk the journey are simply extraordinary.
June 13, 2002
It's creatively authentic, and its creators are also its subject.
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