Fantastic Fungi Reviews
November 9, 2020
It may be a fairly simple specimen as far as documentaries go, but this tribute to mushrooms and mould soon grew on me.
November 6, 2020
The liberal use of speeded-up footage of growth and decay is unfailingly spectacular, while Stamets and fellow interviewees have a gift for a memorable turn of phrase.
March 27, 2020
One of the most positive and hopeful documentaries in years, this lean, beautiful, entertaining mushroom movie suggests that the answers to many of our problems could grow naturally and abundantly.
March 20, 2020
Louie Schwartzberg's documentary is a dreamy, informative, and hopeful dive into the world of mushrooms and fungi
January 15, 2020
[The film seeks] to reshape our relationship with mushrooms and our western notion of fearing their power. [Reducing] the stigma surrounding the subject may save your life.
December 5, 2019
But visual affectations aside, Fantastic Fungi is an engaging look at the scope of an organism that is so much more than a pizza topping or an ingredient in beef stroganoff.
November 15, 2019
If [fungus] doesn't sound beautiful, you haven't reckoned with the amazing time-lapse photography director Louie Schwartzberg and his team has shot and collected here.
October 28, 2019
I don't think I have to tell people what mushrooms can do, but this movie is set out to be a mind-blowing trip about the world of fungi.
October 25, 2019
Fantastic Fungi is never uninteresting, and often startling in the natural beauty it reveals.
October 24, 2019
[I]t edges a little too close to being a commercial, but that's a nitpick when the totality of "Fantastic Fungi" is so entertaining, informative and appealingly hopeful about the hard-working cure-all for our ailing world lying beneath our feet.
October 18, 2019
Chances are you'll never look at a mushroom in the same way again.
October 17, 2019
The documentary's true stars are the fungi themselves, especially as depicted through Schwartzberg's gorgeous time-lapse photography.
October 16, 2019
Using time-lapse macro cinematography, Fantastic Fungi is simply mesmerizing, captivating you, as you find yourself forgetting to breathe.
October 11, 2019
One of the year's most mind-blowing, soul-cleansing and yes, immensely entertaining triumphs.
October 10, 2019
Louie Schwartzberg's lightly informative, delightfully kooky documentary, "Fantastic Fungi," offers nothing less than a model for planetary survival.