Guava Island Reviews

September 25, 2019
It is easy to say that even though it's a casually charming collective of ferociously stiched notes, the overall experience that you get out of this half-baked allegory is also half-amusing.
August 26, 2019
Guava Island's most damning sin is that it's unconvincing -- both aesthetically and in its assertion of Deni as a selfless, romantic, revolutionary hero.
April 24, 2019
Stripping away the island's identity inadvertently taps into the idea that the Caribbean islands - and Latin America or African countries, in general - are all just the same.
April 22, 2019
It is quite paradoxical that something that wants to be anti-capitalist has "product placement" everywhere. [Full review in Spanish]
April 17, 2019
It's a proclamation made without any verve or conviction.
April 16, 2019
There's relatively little dialogue, yet Guava Island still manages to drag, as if the filmmakers assumed its aesthetics would be enough.
April 16, 2019
For all of Glover's substantial achievements, [Guava Island] is shockingly facile and utterly limited in perspective.
April 14, 2019
The plot about an island's people revolting against slave labour and celebrating freedom with a music festival is essentially the story of Caribbean Carnival.
April 14, 2019
Murai's "This Is America" video made Glover's music sharper and more specific; Guava Island glops up the same music with a half-baked allegory that dulls every note. Steer clear.