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Fitzcarraldo Reviews

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Christopher Null
October 7, 2003
If there's a point to this, it's what Herzog's point always is: That obsession can drive you nuts. I'm not sure I needed a freaky German traipsing through the jungle for 2 1/2 hours to drive that point home.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
Yes, the pursuit of dreams is vital to one's feeling of empowerment and fulfilment, but surely there are limits to the costs one should exact in their pursuit.
Read More | Original Score: 70/100
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
February 9, 2007
The film may have been intended as an ironic comment on the absurdity of human ambition, but it's an irony that explodes in Herzog's face.
October 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 29, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
As a document of a quest and a dream, and as the record of man's audacity and foolish, visionary heroism, there has never been another movie like it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Michael Szymanski
July 9, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
July 25, 2002
There's some pretty staggering stuff here.
| Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
September 13, 2007
| Original Score: 5/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
January 17, 2002
A mesmerizing and engaging work of art about the adventures of a wild-eyed Irish dreamer in the exotic jungle world of the upper Amazon.
Susan Granger
November 6, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
January 26, 2010
A abordagem de imersão adotada por Herzog, somada à performance intensa de Kinski, resulta numa experiência única e inesquecível.
| Original Score: 5/5
Dan Jardine
July 30, 2014
Herzog's film confirms that dreamers and their obsessions can give us otherwise unimaginable moments of pure beauty.
Full Review | Original Score: 76/100
Rumsey Taylor
Slant Magazine
June 14, 2003
Fitzcarraldo is a more objective record of a comparable fever dream, and as such is the preeminent testament of Herzog's labor as a filmmaker.
Jay Antani
Cinema Writer
August 24, 2006
Awesome, hypnotic storytelling, Fitzcarraldo finds this director working in top form
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 9, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
March 19, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
July 24, 2006
If you have a dream, the only way to accomplish it is to face it head on. If your dream requires you to drag a massive boat up a mountainside, do it. So says director Werner Herzog in the bizarre but captivating Fitzcarraldo.
Brian J. Arthurs
Beach Reporter (Southern California)
November 15, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
It's a stunning spectacle, an adventure-comedy not quite like any other, and the most benign movie ever made about 19th-century capitalism running amok.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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