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

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June 12, 2016
Complex and thought-provoking.
June 12, 2016
I was utterly mesmerised, captivated and transported.
June 9, 2016
Young Colombian director Guerra's visionary and wildly ambitious film seems like a movie from another era.
June 9, 2016
David Gallego's opalescent monochrome cinematography is simply breathtaking and only enhances an utterly magnetic experience.
June 9, 2016
What a gripping and absorbing piece of work.
June 9, 2016
This is no heavy-handed tale of Western decadence versus pure indigenous wisdom, with Guerra constantly emphasising the ambiguous relationship between the two.
June 9, 2016
Every now and then, with great infrequency (alas), a film comes along that is like no other and completely knocks you for six, and that is Embrace of the Serpent.
June 9, 2016
Embrace of the Serpent swells with unhappy images, but it is also fired by poetry and, in Karamakate, it has one of cinema's great stubborn heroes.
June 9, 2016
Unique and intoxicating, an art movie that grips like a thriller.
June 8, 2016
An exquisitely rendered study of colonialism, memory and cultural erasure.
June 6, 2016
Majestic and thought-provoking, Embrace of the Serpent presents a vivid vision of a lost world, and is touching in its closing dedication to 'peoples whose song we will never know.'
June 2, 2016
Though inspired by real-life journals, Guerra's haunting and beautifully shot film transports us into the realm of the mystical and surreal.
May 3, 2016
A fascinating work, filled with unforgettable images and narrative daring.
April 22, 2016
It is gripping, challenging, engrossing stuff, beginning to end. Seriously, what a film.
April 16, 2016
A fever dream, evoking images, equally beautiful and haunting, forcing us to reflect on the world and, in turn, ourselves.
April 11, 2016
An essential difference between this and previous similar movies is that the central point of view is not that of a European or North American interloper but that of an occupant of the forest -- in this case, a feather-bedecked Amazonian shaman.
April 5, 2016
Karamakate worries the world will forget how to see and hear. This lucid, original and unsettling cinematic dream offers a way to remember.
April 3, 2016
It's appropriate that this black-and-white drama feels as hypnotic and surreal as a voyage into the Amazon rainforest.
March 31, 2016
Embrace of the Serpent does a remarkable job of telling a multifaceted and compelling story.
March 18, 2016
"Embrace of the Serpent" takes a journey into the heart of darkness, but it takes a journey into the heart of light as well.
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