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Karmen Geļ (Karmen Gei) Reviews

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December 8, 2002
Wobbly Senegalese updating of "Carmen" which is best for the stunning star turn by Djeinaba Diop Gai
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 4, 2002
Interesting and thoroughly unfaithful version of Carmen
August 2, 2002
Karmen moves like rhythm itself, her lips chanting to the beat, her long, braided hair doing little to wipe away the jeweled beads of sweat.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 2, 2002
The film becomes an overwhelming pleasure, and you find yourself rooting for Gai's character to avoid the fate that has befallen every other Carmen before her.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 1, 2002
[Gai] comes closer to any actress I can remember to personifying independence in its purest and, yes, most intimidating form.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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July 12, 2002
Ultimately betrayed by a script, whose initially ambiguous charm gives way to disorder and confusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 24, 2002
Beautifully reclaiming the story of Carmen and recreating it an in an African idiom.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 16, 2002
It's sexy, muscular and fast in a way that transcends logic to become something wondrous.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 30, 2002
A violent initiation rite for the audience, as much as it is for Angelique, the [opening] dance guarantees Karmen's enthronement among the cinema's memorable women.
April 17, 2002
A vibrant, colorful, semimusical rendition.
April 10, 2002
The production design, score and choreography are simply intoxicating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 10, 2002
A worthy addition to the cinematic canon, which, at last count, numbered 52 different versions.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 10, 2002
Enormously likable, partly because it is aware of its own grasp of the absurd.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 2, 2002
Lead actress Gaļ, she of the impossibly long limbs and sweetly conspiratorial smile, is a towering siren.
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