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Before Tomorrow (Le Jour avant le lendemain) Reviews

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Stephen Holden
New York Times
December 4, 2009
Frustratingly sketchy partly because it is not finally a survival tale but a mystical evocation of the power of Inuit mythology, and how the passing down of ancient wisdom can sustain the human spirit in the direst circumstances.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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Noel Murray
AV Club
December 3, 2009
It's set in a forbidding landscape at a dangerous time, and Cousineau and Ivalu show how companionship and shared tradition can go a long way toward sustaining people even in the face of personal devastation.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Andrew Schenker
Village Voice
December 2, 2009
The directors nevertheless manage to locate great reserves of sadness in the material, tapping a particularly rich vein in the wrinkled look of resignation on actress/co-director Ivalu's face.
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
December 2, 2009
A terribly purple folk score by Kate and Anna McGarrigle hypes the spiritual aspects of the Inuit way of life; you'll die laughing on the tundra.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
March 27, 2009
This is sensitive material handled without sentimentality, though the impact is somewhat muted by the film's cautious editing.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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Greg Quill
Toronto Star
March 27, 2009
Harrowing as the story is beneath the seal skins and beyond the tenuous, oily flame in centre frame, Before Tomorrow is endowed with a rich humanity and an almost heroic stoicism.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4