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Japon Reviews

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May 29, 2003
All these references, though, form a jambalaya that doesn't go down so easy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 1, 2003
The sacrificed female body is used to resurrect a condemned soul and with her ascension comes the spiritual renewal of (The) Man.
Full Review | Original Score: C
July 2, 2006
obese in length and overflowing in pretension like so many prototypical art films
| Original Score: 3/5
March 7, 2003
Should do for Mexican existentialism what Love Liza and Leaving Las Vegas did for good old American gluttony.
| Original Score: 5/10
September 5, 2003
Its pretensions have the ring of, if not exactly a vanity project, a strictly personal obsession.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 19, 2006
Nothing shy of enthralling.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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
November 13, 2002
The breadth and depth of Japon belies its standing as a directorial debut.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
July 28, 2003
An obscure and haunting and unpredictable parable.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
March 18, 2003
A notably confident and achieved debut, amazingly shot in 16mm Cinemascope.
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
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
Reygadas grapples with the most elemental of issues ... and the result is sly, touching and more than a little loony.
February 11, 2003
Reygadas has fashioned a slow-burning meditation on life and death, faith and rebirth.
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
April 17, 2003
It is the work of a remarkable new talent.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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
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
March 19, 2003
Strange and beautifully expressive.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
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