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Fitzcarraldo Reviews

May 5, 2017
"Fitzcarraldo," the latest production from German director Werner Herzog, appears to be an advanced case of directorial self-absorption and self-glorification.
November 17, 2011
Herzog charts an ironically circular course around an indulged, benevolent Aguirre; perversely illuminates colonialism with surrealism; and demonstrates once again in his always suspect yet somehow irresistible way that 'only dreamers move mountains'.
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 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
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