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Cave of Forgotten Dreams Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 24, 2011
...might have been a worthy film at 60 minutes long, but then it wouldn't have been a Herzog film. The difference is the difference between a film about art, and a film that is art.
Full Review | Original Score: 89/100
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
July 8, 2011
What you see in the film is awe-inspiring.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail
July 8, 2011
It is our tour guide that makes Cave of Forgotten Dreams an often thrilling experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Norman Wilner
NOW Toronto
July 8, 2011
A hypnotic documentary that brings the incredible walls of the Chauvet Pont d'Arc cave to us as if we were standing 4 feet away from them.
| Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
July 7, 2011
The overall effect, aided by Ernst Reijseger's score of rising choral harmonies and lush strings, is rapturous.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
June 20, 2011
A dazzling visual work.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
June 17, 2011
With his deadpan delivery, heavy German accent and even heavier Germanic existentialism, Herzog has become one of the most welcome, preposterous and even funny figures in current cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
June 17, 2011
...the beauty of the pre-history artwork, available onscreen for want of any other alternative, is the wonder here, beyond film and ego.
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
June 16, 2011
What is cinema but shadows dancing on walls?
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
June 15, 2011
Art and history as seen through the eyes and mind of perhaps the most idiosyncratic filmmaker of all time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Burl Burlingame
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
June 14, 2011
They emerged with a film that is supposed to be an art documentary, but is really a kind of immersive fever dream and time machine.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
June 1, 2011
Spectacular and absorbing,coinciding with the publication of Jean Auel's "The Land of Painted Caves."
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
May 27, 2011
We're lucky to have it.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
May 26, 2011
Always the philosopher, Herzog is not content to simply document what is inside the cave. Rather, he uses the images as a launching point for a series of essentially unanswerable questions
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
May 26, 2011
A haunting, evocative work...the rare film about art that can be considered a serious work of art itself.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
May 20, 2011
Herzog's glimpses of the future can be as otherworldly and singular as his perspective on the past.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jeffrey Chen
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
May 20, 2011
We will likely never be able to see this amazing place in person. Thanks to Herzog for giving us the next best thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm
May 19, 2011
...equally intrigued by the prehistoric painters of yesteryear and those who study their work today.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
May 12, 2011
Cave of Forgotten Dreams transcends all conventional applications of 3-D filming and projection to record the oldest show on earth.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
May 10, 2011
[M]ay be the first absolutely essential 3D movie, one that you must see in 3D to appreciate its full potency...
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