General Orders No. 9 - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

General Orders No. 9 Reviews

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 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.