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"Bombay Beach" is an oasis of creativity in the documentary landscape.
Har'el's film is at times bizarrely uplifting, at others crushingly sad...
That it documents rural poverty in the American West without exploiting or sanctifying its subjects would be cause enough for praise. But this doesn't begin to approach what Alma Har'el pulls off with her hybrid doc knockout Bombay Beach.
More lyrical tone poem than straightforward documentary.
You either like this kind of ambitious, brave, borderless experiment or you don't, and I think it's absolutely magical and tragic.
While stand-alone scenes leave strong impressions, the recurring strands simply aren't compelling
A moving, amusing and often beautiful glimpse at a side of America we rarely get to see.
Har'el's film is certainly a skilfully-made effort, presenting the American West Coast through a uniquely glorious palette of warm, inviting shades - a wonderful piece of art with little lurking behind its aesthetic allure.
90 painful minutes with some people you hope never to see again.
A depressing slice of life docudrama that's sensitively helmed.
Off the deep end of poverty porn, there seems little good to be had from this gritty tour of a destitute corner of America.
A compelling, highly self-conscious documentary, it's involving, mystifying, unpatronising and carefully orchestrated.
Arty documentary focusing on three subjects---a troubled and over-medicated young boy, a football-playing teen transplant fleeing gang violence in L.A., and a crusty old cigarette bootlegger---in decaying Salton Sea, CA, an impoverished desert burg. Inconclusive but impressive chronicle of the lives of outcasts in one of the last places in America where it's still possible to live as an individual. The soundtrack by Beruit and Bob Dylan helps a lot.
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