En la Ciudad de Sylvia (In the City of Sylvia) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

En la Ciudad de Sylvia (In the City of Sylvia) Reviews

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Top Critic
J. Hoberman
Film Comment Magazine
November 14, 2013
José Luis Guerín's fifth feature puts a dreamily minimalist spin on the Orpheus myth
Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis
June 28, 2011
Sylvia is modern myth-making in a quiet register, and it's quite seductive once you give in to its playful rhythms.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
May 24, 2011
It's really quite beautiful and playful and mysterious, and in an unconventional way is a love letter to what seems lost but can still be recalled.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
November 20, 2010
full review at Movies for the Masses
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
March 6, 2009
What would be a great idea for a 20-minute short may be a disaster as a feature film.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Nathan Lee
New York Times
December 12, 2008
If nothing else, Mr. Guerin has neatly captured the sweet, erotic alienation of being a single man at his leisure in a foreign town, dazzled by the passing procession of local beauties.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
David Fear
Time Out
December 10, 2008
The director's near-silent tour of quaint European street scenes is even more adept at making the picturesque seem pretentious, as well as at reminding you that male-model good looks don't make antisocial behavior any less creepy.
| Original Score: 3/6
Top Critic
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
December 9, 2008
Pure pleasure and pure cinema.
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
December 9, 2008
Would be trying if not for the confidence, grace and subtlety with which José Luis Guerín handles his deliberately open-ended material.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
June 7, 2008
Guerin conducts with ultimate patience, knowing that his gentle tone will take us along rather than make us impatient.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
January 16, 2008
Utilizando um design de som absolutamente fantástico para recriar a percepção do herói em seus passeios pela cidade, o filme é uma ode ao sexo feminino.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
October 10, 2007
This sensualist delight is an immaculate expression of the thrill of the hunt and the cruel damage our hearts of glass incur from an unexpected loss or missed opportunity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
October 6, 2007
A young man on a mission of love follows the yearning of his heart and savors the many delights of people watching in the city.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
September 17, 2007
An airy, ultra-Gallic delight whose apparent weightlessness is anchored by real substance.
Matthew Turner
January 14, 2010
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5

Empire Magazine
March 13, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
September 14, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
September 14, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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