Canopy Reviews

October 26, 2018
Though filmmakers had difficulty obtaining permits to shoot in the rainforest, it's impossible to think of it occurring elsewhere. Every element of this film is intricately combined to effectively draw the audience into their world.
October 12, 2017
The opposite of overreaching, the approach is refreshingly single-minded and a showcase for the director's craft...
June 27, 2016
Canopy's an exercise in mankind's implicit ability to trust, share, and protect as strength.
May 24, 2016
Canopy violates nearly every war movie convention, yet it better represents the realities of combat than most of its forerunners.
September 15, 2014
In many ways, Canopy is closer to a fairy tale than a war film, its soldier like a hero on a perilous, mystical journey through a primordial forest, with a sort of pre-linguistic logic guiding the action.
September 1, 2014
Canopy is a movie rich of its own world, an 80-minute work of filmmaking that rises above mere war or survival films and becomes something unique.
August 30, 2014
Canopy is a work of minimal, expressionistic storytelling whose unconventional dramatic beats inject fresh blood in a tired genre.
August 28, 2014
While not much is said in the Australian director Aaron Wilson's small-scale first feature, "Canopy," the film conveys volumes about war and humanity.
August 28, 2014
This is a film that eschews epic battle scenes and carnage to delve into the quieter, no less terrifying, moments of waiting and watching.
August 28, 2014
To the suddenly white-hot adventure subgenre of one or two souls alone against nature... add the more modestly scaled but no less absorbing wartime survival adventure "Canopy."
August 27, 2014
A humble hybrid between The Thin Red Line and Gravity, Canopy embraces the challenge of making a low-budget World War II film, distilling Australia's involvement in the Pacific Theater into the plight of one unfortunate paratrooper.
August 13, 2014
"Canopy" begins in stillness, ends in muteness, and in between seldom a word will be uttered. . . . All in all, the screenplay offers up two perfect roles for actors with poor memory recall.
May 2, 2014
Writer/director Aaron Wilson has done many genuinely impressive things here with his largely wordless film. Through deft editing, very good cinematography and some superb sound design he creates a real sense of tension.
April 30, 2014
Canopy succeeds on its own modest, limited terms.
April 23, 2014
Khan Chittenden and Mo Yzu-Yi are effective enough within the limitations placed on their characters
April 23, 2014
A concept film with strong similarities to ALL IS LOST (the recent lone sailor film starring Robert Redford), this low budget debut feature from Australian director Aaron Wilson is all lush jungle and eerie sound design.
April 19, 2014
Writer/director Aaron Wilson tries to show with cinematic flourish how human nature can respond under stress - by a generosity of spirit and humanity
April 15, 2014
Canopy is writer/director Aaron Wilson's first-person take on the sensory experience of being lost at war.