Earth (Erde) Reviews

February 7, 2020
[A] completely fascinating, unexpectedly compelling documentary...
February 6, 2020
Though Geyrhalter shoots from seemingly every angle, the cinematography itself is equally clinical. This leads to a harshly striking - and strikingly harsh - tableau, which aptly reflects his intentions.
January 23, 2020
No mere glorification of nature's ambiance, it is instead a distressing dispatch of violent upheaval, capturing the magnitude of the displacement of earth on a massive scale...
January 13, 2020
By the time Earth has come to this sobering conclusion, it leaves you wanting to see Greta Thunberg, or some other emissary of the planet's future, rise up over those slag piles and utter an imperious "Enough!" If only, if only...
January 10, 2020
A most timely film in the light of a looming Sixth Extinction brought on by capitalist "development".
January 10, 2020
Geyrhalter brings fresh eye to 7 big digs and conversational knack to diverse workers. Big machines are cool to watch until you are forced to think about the damage they do.
January 8, 2020
It can be tough going. Yet, despite its apocalyptic visions, it feels curiously optimistic because Geyrhalter hasn't given up on us.
July 30, 2019
Through the camera lens, man as force of nature gets a look at human impact, and at things to come.
May 22, 2019
Individually each of these episodes feel like a purely formal experimentation, but as a whole they take on tangible emotional and political weight.
February 19, 2019
Quietly urgent dispatches from a planet under siege.
February 10, 2019
Rendered abstract by the extreme distance, the landscapes assume an organic appearance, so that the machines appear to be lacerating the Earth's skin, while the grim colour of the devastated land and polluted sky evoke nothing less than a cancer.
February 9, 2019
You might compare this to the landscape cinema of James Benning. But Geyrhalter proves again that he is a unique figure in world cinema.