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Little Otik Reviews

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August 12, 2011
[VIDEO] "Little Otik is in a class all by itself. Jan Svankmajer is a mad genius of cinema."
Full Review | Original Score: A
December 12, 2005
Little Otik is in a class all by itself. Jan Svankmajer is a mad genius of cinema.
| Original Score: 5/5
September 28, 2005
A fairy tale for adults, Otik is demented and heartwarming in that particular and unique Svankmajer fashion.
| Original Score: 4/5
April 10, 2003
There is an inherent humor to the premise, though there is a concrete desperation at the heart of Little Otik.
March 26, 2003
The film's shock storyline soon becomes a dull plod.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 19, 2003
Like many Disney films, Little Otik is based on a classic European folktale, but while Disney cleans these stories up into candy-coloured moral fables ready to be adapted into breakfast cereals and ice shows, Svankmajer eagerly plunges into their d
May 31, 2002
What sustains attention is the director's unique touch.
May 17, 2002
Unfortunately, at more than two hours, all of this is a bit too much.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 24, 2002
While there's not quite enough in the story to justify the film's length, Little Otik is a very funny satire on family ties, apartment living and conspicuous consumption.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 12, 2002
Devilishly funny.
April 7, 2002
a disquiet amalgam of Little Shop of Horrors, Dead Alive, and Raising Arizona, with a splash of the Brothers Quay to push it right over the edge.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 28, 2002
Svankmajer has created a bizarre cinematic treat that pokes fun at obsessive consumer culture.
Read More | Original Score: B-
March 17, 2002
A sublime, blacker-than-night comic meditation on the insistent demands of a youngster's love and the complete loss of control inherent in starting a family.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 5, 2002
An enjoyably absurd bit of Grand Guignol, that often underlines the obvious.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 28, 2002
It's no surprise that Jan Svankmajer's Little Otik is dark, strange stuff.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 25, 2002
An amusingly subversive experience, at turns creepy and hilarious.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 15, 2002
The cumulative impact of Little Otik is engrossing and provocative, and Svankmajer draws splendid ensemble performances across the board.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 15, 2002
The resulting caricaturish effect, coupled with a story line that repeats its basics over and over again for more than two hours, damage this potentially droll look at ungoverned urges and tyke tyranny beyond salvaging.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 14, 2002
Heavy-handed delivery notwithstanding, this thing will be matched by little in terms of sheer imagination and social resonance.
February 8, 2002
Svankmajer sends us home haunted.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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