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Karmen Geļ (Karmen Gei) Reviews

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Jonathan Curiel
San Francisco Chronicle
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
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Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
August 1, 2002
[Gai] comes closer to any actress I can remember to personifying independence in its purest and, yes, most intimidating form.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Globe and Mail
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
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Susan Walker
Toronto Star
May 24, 2002
Beautifully reclaiming the story of Carmen and recreating it an in an African idiom.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
April 17, 2002
A vibrant, colorful, semimusical rendition.
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Megan Turner
New York Post
April 10, 2002
A worthy addition to the cinematic canon, which, at last count, numbered 52 different versions.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
April 10, 2002
Enormously likable, partly because it is aware of its own grasp of the absurd.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Jessica Winter
Village Voice
April 2, 2002
Lead actress Gaļ, she of the impossibly long limbs and sweetly conspiratorial smile, is a towering siren.