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Little Otik Reviews

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Cole Smithey
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
Cole Smithey
December 12, 2005
Little Otik is in a class all by itself. Jan Svankmajer is a mad genius of cinema.
| Original Score: 5/5
Dan Fienberg
September 28, 2005
A fairy tale for adults, Otik is demented and heartwarming in that particular and unique Svankmajer fashion.
| Original Score: 4/5
Rumsey Taylor
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
April 10, 2003
There is an inherent humor to the premise, though there is a concrete desperation at the heart of Little Otik.
Harry Guerin
RTÉ (Ireland)
March 26, 2003
The film's shock storyline soon becomes a dull plod.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Paul Matwychuk
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
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
Shawn Levy
May 31, 2002
What sustains attention is the director's unique touch.
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
May 17, 2002
Unfortunately, at more than two hours, all of this is a bit too much.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jason Anderson
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
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
April 12, 2002
Devilishly funny.
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
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
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Gary Dowell
Dallas Morning News
March 28, 2002
Svankmajer has created a bizarre cinematic treat that pokes fun at obsessive consumer culture.
| Original Score: B-
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
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
Jeremy Heilman
March 5, 2002
An enjoyably absurd bit of Grand Guignol, that often underlines the obvious.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
February 28, 2002
It's no surprise that Jan Svankmajer's Little Otik is dark, strange stuff.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Michael Dequina
February 25, 2002
An amusingly subversive experience, at turns creepy and hilarious.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News
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.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Gregory Weinkauf
New Times
February 14, 2002
Heavy-handed delivery notwithstanding, this thing will be matched by little in terms of sheer imagination and social resonance.
Top Critic
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
February 8, 2002
Svankmajer sends us home haunted.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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