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

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December 27, 2016
Embrace of the Serpent is a mystical movie missile from Colombia. It's ballistic, balletic, sometimes brilliant.
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.
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 28, 2016
It is surely one of the most beautiful films in a long time.
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.
June 9, 2016
Young Colombian director Guerra's visionary and wildly ambitious film seems like a movie from another era.
June 9, 2016
What a gripping and absorbing piece of work.
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.
April 22, 2016
It is gripping, challenging, engrossing stuff, beginning to end. Seriously, what a film.
March 10, 2016
[Karamakate is] a frankly great character in a thoroughly gripping film.
March 10, 2016
This stunning historical drama, shot mainly in black and white across the Amazon region of Colombia, focuses on a shaman who's approached at different points by white men seeking medicinal substances.
March 10, 2016
Though some of the concepts may be New Age boilerplate, the film's images linger; especially that of the river, the snake devouring us all.
March 10, 2016
Like Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness" (and the movie it inspired, "Apocalypse Now"), the drama examines the idea of progress and what it means to be civilized.
March 10, 2016
"Embrace of the Serpent" is film at its most ambitious and uncompromising.
March 10, 2016
Wholly original and brand new, director Ciro Guerra's "Embrace of the Serpent" immediately feels like some kind of lost classic, a movie that has been around for a long time but only talked about in film circles, finally unearthed.
March 10, 2016
Throughout, the fragility of the native cultures and of the rain-forest environment that is their home is underscored by Guerra in this fascinating, melancholy movie.
March 10, 2016
Guerra's remarkable film dives deep into seemingly infinite forests, and deep, too, into the soul of man.
March 4, 2016
Colombian filmmaker Ciro Guerra assumes the role of an ever-aware river guide, navigating us through the sweeping beauty of the Amazon while pointing to the toll on humanity and culture wrought by colonialism.
February 25, 2016
A new trip down an ancient river, with shades of "Apocalypse Now" and "Aguirre: Wrath of God." Mesmerizing and occasionally mind-altering.
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