La pirogue Reviews

June 11, 2015
Dry humor alleviates the feeling of helplessness, whereas the actors, most of them amateurs, authenticate the story's real-world implications.
August 16, 2013
For all its technical skill and good intentions, the film doesn't quite have enough dramatic momentum to push it over the top.
August 15, 2013
Tour leaves no room for sentimentality in his tale of struggle, which has a lean but adventurous, docudrama look and feel.
June 17, 2013
The pirogue practice may still be going on, but at least Tour has done his job and has made a strong film in doing it.
January 25, 2013
It's as sadly repetitive a story for Europe as it is for the US: would-be immigrants risking all for a better opportunity elsewhere.
January 24, 2013
Every moment feels human and true, from the naive optimism of the trip's sendoff to its unsparingly realistic conclusion, which trades reckless hope for quiet honor.
January 23, 2013
Given the film's neo-neorealist imperative, the real achievement here is affecting detail within an observational approach.
January 23, 2013
[It] touches, subtly, on issues of faith, feminism and a faltering world economy.
January 23, 2013
There's enough filmmaking talent evident throughout that you wish the journey were more satisfying overall.
January 22, 2013
A remarkably cleareyed, quietly ambitious film ...