General Orders No. 9 - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

General Orders No. 9 Reviews

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March 29, 2012
The filmmaker reportedly spent 11 years putting this film together - and for the unlucky viewer, sitting through this numbing and pointless work can seem like an 11-year stretch.
Read More | Original Score: 0.5/5
February 24, 2012
Persons' short quasi-documentary doesn't offer specific solutions to toxic modernity, but the film itself is a temporary fix for fallen spirits.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 10, 2011
An intimate, meticulously crafted meditation on the impact of civilization on the natural and spiritual landscape of the American South.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 30, 2011
[VIDEO] "General Orders No. 9" is an experimental film that is more art instillation than feature film. "Peculiar Flatulence 173" would be just as apt a title-and it would add entertainment value.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
June 24, 2011
It's as exhausting as those never-ending camp songs about branches on trees in holes with green grass growing all around.
June 23, 2011
"General Orders No. 9" is a tone poem laid over 72 minutes' worth of images, many of them lovely, and is, as its press material says, "unlike any film you have ever seen."
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 23, 2011
The type of film that demands viewers to submerge themselves in it like a pool of water -- anything less, and it will seem hopelessly abstract.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 22, 2011
General Orders No. 9 strains for elegiac profundity and ends up as bad, backward-looking poetry.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 21, 2011
This naturalist reflection on a violated world is a little too high on its own holiness, but it introduces a new filmmaker with a distinctive sensibility.
June 21, 2011
Much of this commentary, equally in awe of progress and suspicious of it, is strikingly sincere.
June 20, 2011
The film haphazardly follows the self-destructive path by which, in its own words, "deer trail becomes Indian trail becomes county road becomes interstate."
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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