Hukkle Reviews

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.
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.
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.
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.
December 18, 2003
At once impressive and indulgent, hypnotic and patience-inducing with its languorous rhythms.
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.
November 28, 2003
Offers an alternately familiar and mystifying meditation on the age-old narrative technique of montage.
November 28, 2003
A fiendishly clever movie from promising young Hungarian director Gyorgy Palfi.
November 25, 2003
Deranging a venerable Hungarian tradition of 'village sociology,' Palfi employs a bizarrely associative montage to fashion a portrait of a traditional peasant community -- just a midsummer Sunday on Mars.
November 14, 2003
It requires patience and attention. It is not soothing, like a nature study, but disturbing, seeing life as an arena for deadly struggles in which most creatures earn a living by eating each other.
November 13, 2003
It's a delightfully screwy ethnographic murder mystery, beautifully photographed in translucent naturalistic color.
June 24, 2003
If you're attracted to pure, exquisitely photographed cinematic depictions of the world, you could almost lie down in Hukkle as if it were a meadow and soak in its sun-drenched atmosphere.
June 24, 2003
A movie that has no language barrier and even functions as a satisfying whodunit.