Hukkle Reviews

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April 4, 2019
Told almost entirely without words and composed largely of detail shots, this doesn't quite transcend the gimmickry of its concept, but it succeeds as a bravura technical exercise with some truly amazing images.
December 6, 2006
Some of the things encountered in Hukkle are brilliant cinematic conceits, which the director properly builds up to their punchline.
April 1, 2006
July 27, 2005
Sparkling and thought-provoking, Hukkle is the cinematic equivalent of a puzzle box wrapped up in ethnic enigmas and rural riddles.
April 29, 2005
It's a novelty, and an educational one at that. It reminds you of just how dumb your average movie is these days.
April 28, 2005
The movie is an enriching, lovingly filmed exercise in disorientation, worth seeing more than once if you've got the time, money and patience.
August 13, 2004
Unclassifiable and wildly original.
June 18, 2004
So precisely and hypnotically assembled it could have been directed by a particularly whimsical metronome.
June 3, 2004
Gyorgy Palfi shows an incredibly deft hand in creating a fictional story that...you could enjoy as a slice of life in rural Hungary
June 1, 2004
There are so many odd references tucked into "Hukkle" it becomes a complex puzzle masquerading as a simple tale which may require multiple viewings.
March 26, 2004
What film is all about, but all too often isn't -- it challenges its audience to look at the world in a different way.
March 26, 2004
Packs more bizarre ideas into its 75 minutes than most films do with two hours.
March 16, 2004
January 22, 2004
Daring and unusual.
December 18, 2003
At once impressive and indulgent, hypnotic and patience-inducing with its languorous rhythms.
December 10, 2003
Kind of like Koyaanisqatsi without an agenda.
December 6, 2003
The picture is so completely detailed and precise in its depiction of pastoral beauty that, if you blink, you might well minimize--or miss--the murder that gradually darkens the story.
December 5, 2003
Hypnotic, elliptical, often rapturously beautiful, the film is a testament to the much-maligned concept of art cinema, one that depends for its thrills on film's essentials as a visual and sonic medium.
December 5, 2003
You're in for an unforgettable experience, a microcosmic cornucopia of delights.
December 5, 2003
It's bracingly funny to see the glorious human species redefined as just another set of moving parts in a huge machine lacking any evident purpose.
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