Cobra Verde Reviews

April 7, 2020
In Cobra Verde, Herzog is an imitation of himself. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 6, 2015
The underwritten dramatization is saved by the stunning surreal visuals.
March 11, 2015
Preposterous is the word for this effort. But in a year when Hollywood cuteness is to the fore, it is a good deed in a twee little world.
May 4, 2007
As odd as it is mesmerizing.
May 4, 2007
The results are like Kinski's performance: baffling, breathtaking and strangely beautiful.
March 26, 2007
Those who give this offbeat production a chance will find it unforgettable.
March 24, 2007
The type of crazed, folkloric epic that Germany's own De Niro-Scorsese duo usually excelled at.
March 23, 2007
Linear storytelling was never Herzog's strong suit even under the best of conditions. His strength lies in capturing lucid lunacy on film, and Manoel da Silva's descent into the jaws of madness is a straight shot into the heart of darkness.
March 23, 2007
The final third of this film contains sequences of horrifying sublimity and ethereal beauty, moments that have a clarity and power beyond the reach of reason.
March 20, 2007
Verde is too blankly amoral to sustain interest, but the film has isolated moments of haunting poetry.
March 20, 2007
It's easy to understand why this was Herzog's final collaboration with the actor, but Kinski's performance nevertheless serves up a potent confusion of documentary and fiction that has long been an essential element of Herzog's filmmaking.
February 20, 2007
Herzog & Kinski = Logic and passion.
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June 24, 2006
Though less apocalyptical than usual, the imagery is as lavish as ever, but the film is wrecked by an underwritten narrative.
June 19, 2005
June 7, 2005
The finest adaptation of Joseph Conrad not based on Conrad.
June 21, 2004
May 31, 2001
Flaws acknowledged, 'Cobra Verde' is a stunning, beautiful epic.