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Devi (The Goddess) Reviews

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
One of Satyajit Ray's greatest early films (1962), full of sensuality and ironic undertones.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
January 26, 2006
Comparatively baroque and melodramatic in terms of its images and story, it manages to mount a lucid, finally very moving argument against the destructive nature of fanaticism and superstition.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
August 25, 2011
Ray's lyrical images reflect on how the fervor of Hinduism can sometimes lead to misplaced worship.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
March 19, 2004
Lacks the enraptured rhythms of The Apu Trilogy, but engrossing all the same.
| Original Score: 3/5
Philip Kemp
Total Film
March 18, 2013
Satyajit Ray's study of the destructive power of superstition is typically compassionate; there are no easy villains. Intelligent and moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
It's a film that bears all the hallmarks of Ray's best work: gracefulness, exquisite pacing and composition, love for his characters and a deep regard for the power of silence to tell a story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Emanuel Levy
June 30, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5

May 24, 2003
Although the film is farfetched in its subject matter, Ray's extraordinary visual sense and insights take your breath away.
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New York Times
May 9, 2005
A haunting experience, and should have been, coming from afar from a man born to make movies.

TV Guide
August 29, 2006
Ray shows compassion and insight, telling the story in a subdued but fascinating manner.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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