Embrace Of The Serpent (El Abrazo De La Serpiente) Reviews

January 2, 2018
The young director, Ciro Guerra, working from the diaries of two real-life explorers, lures you in with visuals so verdant and dense, in black and white widescreen, that you can almost overlook the moral simplicity.
November 18, 2017
These are but reaching gestures from an artist who is willing yet unable to present to the world an original idea.
January 3, 2017
While the naturalistic storytelling and imagery is fantastic on a surface level, the finer points of the narrative require a fearless and deeply inquisitive traveller to fully appreciate, something which this reviewer cannot claim to be.
July 23, 2016
The many awards and accolades (including an Oscar nomination as Best Foreign Language Film) together with positive reviews quoted on the marketing materials for this film lifted my expectations - perhaps too high
March 4, 2016
Embrace of the Serpent is ultimately too mysterious to win many fans.
January 31, 2016
A stylishly-made but tediously pedantic lecture on the evils of European imperialism.