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

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December 12, 2016
I suppose, then, that it's possible to characterize Embrace of the Serpent, which seems aimed at western audiences, as an instructive and necessary act of trespass.
December 9, 2016
A film that honours the mysteries and majesty of a lost world.
December 9, 2016
...a lament over lost culture.
December 6, 2016
Embrace of the Serpent is a very busy and smart film with a meditative slow burn that might haunt you.
November 30, 2016
Shot in Super 35mm black and white well-suited to its lapses into the hallucinatory, Serpent conveys a superbly lucid sense of the jungle's density.
November 2, 2016
It's a potent blend: a psychedelic post-colonial pilgrimage with shades of Glauber Rocha, Werner Herzog and Alejandro Jodorowsky.
October 10, 2016
Embrace of the Serpent is a breathtakingly gorgeous Oscar-nominated drama that caresses your eyes with its visuals as it bangs you over the head with its message.
August 27, 2016
Providing a voice to a group of people seldom seen on the big screen, Embrace of the Serpent is a must-see.
August 4, 2016
One of the most profound filmmaking experiences of my lifetime.
July 29, 2016
Shot in luminous black-and-white in the Colombian Amazon, Embrace of the Serpent looks like a series of animated photographs torn from the colonial explorers' journals that inspired it.
July 29, 2016
Visually and emotionally stunning.
July 28, 2016
It is surely one of the most beautiful films in a long time.
July 27, 2016
...a flawless masterpiece and essential viewing...
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
July 23, 2016
Visually stunning, the raw beauty of the landscape is breathtaking, yet the narrative involving two scientists and their search 40 years apart fails to embrace as it should
July 10, 2016
There's something deliciously off-kilter about folding a story about the abuse and genocide of indigenous South American cultures into what amounts to a mismatched buddy comedy.
July 1, 2016
It's a beautiful, stirring, and thoughtful film, well worth seeing.
June 13, 2016
Colombian director Ciro Guerra conjures the mesmeric tones of Conrad and Herzog in this time-jumping fable about a shaman guiding two white explorers in search of a rare plant, 31 years apart.
June 12, 2016
Mercifully, Ciro Guerra's film is not another Heart of Darkness-style meditation on the so-called white man's burden.
June 12, 2016
While Guerra clearly owes a debt to Herzog and Coppola, he blazes his own trail. I can't wait to take this trip again.
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