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Japon Reviews

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December 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 19, 2006
Nothing shy of enthralling.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
September 26, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
November 7, 2003
If you're in synch with its heartbeat, and with Reygadas' tendency to pursue visual detours that intensify the film's sensual impact, this is a remarkable first effort that is equal parts disturbing, bold, mysterious and primal.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 28, 2003
An obscure and haunting and unpredictable parable.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
May 18, 2003
The one thing that is clear from Japón is that a major new visual stylist has hit the screen and that Reygadas' first film represents the beginning of an auspicious career.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 9, 2003
Unfolding at an elliptical pace that feels like a revelation, or tedium, or both, Japon recalls the glory days of 1970s art-house filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 24, 2003
Unlike a lot of young filmmakers, the 31-year-old Reygadas takes his ideas about the world and our place in it as seriously as his filmmaking ambitions.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
April 24, 2003
Reygadas grapples with the most elemental of issues ... and the result is sly, touching and more than a little loony.
April 17, 2003
It is the work of a remarkable new talent.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 23, 2003
Reygadas has an impressive eye for otherworldly landscapes and an impressive ear, too.
March 20, 2003
It's not a movie to see if you're in a hurry, but its deliberate pace and thoughtful mood are refreshing antidotes to the hyperactive speed of most Hollywood pictures.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 19, 2003
Strange and beautifully expressive.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 19, 2003
Reygadas has talent to match his ambitions; or, rather, gifts that undercut them sufficiently to give his film a prickly, haunting poignancy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 19, 2003
This debut feature of Carlos Reygadas is a startling achievement.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 18, 2003
A notably confident and achieved debut, amazingly shot in 16mm Cinemascope.
February 11, 2003
Reygadas has fashioned a slow-burning meditation on life and death, faith and rebirth.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 13, 2002
The breadth and depth of Japon belies its standing as a directorial debut.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
November 13, 2002
This excellent debut by Mexican director Carlos Reygadas exhibits a maturity rarely seen in a first film.
November 13, 2002
Gutsy, idiosyncratic and not a little perverse.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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