Japon Reviews

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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.
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.
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.
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.
March 23, 2003
Reygadas has an impressive eye for otherworldly landscapes and an impressive ear, too.
May 18, 2019
Has a lingering, dreamlike quality, a sense of mystery and portent that infuses every moment with a kind of otherworldly beauty.
April 17, 2019
Carlos Reygadas' inexplicable debut Japón remains an enigmatic juxtaposition of the sacred and profane.
April 2, 2019
In restoring Japón to its original glory, the Criterion Collection has graced us with an intoxicatingly beautiful release of a strange and challenging film.
December 30, 2006
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