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Beautiful Islands Reviews

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
July 23, 2010
In short, it's pretty but dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Tim Grierson
L.A. Weekly
July 22, 2010
At a time when most advocacy documentaries aim for righteous fury, Tomoko Kana's Beautiful Islands is so gentle that it's practically radical by comparison.
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
July 6, 2010
A handsome-looking, if narratively inert, piece of propaganda filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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John Anderson
July 6, 2010
An extraordinarily eloquent synthesis of imagery and urgency.
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
July 2, 2010
Energized by neither music nor narration, and without the essential urgency of facts and figures, the result is a series of finely polished but relentlessly dull snapshots lapped by rising tides and melting permafrost.
| Original Score: 2/5