Little Otik - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Little Otik Reviews

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January 11, 2002
127 minutes is a lot of time for a simple movie with one satirical point to make and one animated character to show.
November 7, 2001
It's worth remembering that most of the great surrealist films of the past were a good deal shorter than this. Less is more Jan!
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 9, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
March 26, 2003
The film's shock storyline soon becomes a dull plod.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 14, 2002
Its dark whimsy doesn't hold up for the duration of Svankmajer's film version, which, at more than two hours, seriously wears out its welcome.
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
May 17, 2002
Unfortunately, at more than two hours, all of this is a bit too much.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 12, 2005
Little Otik is in a class all by itself. Jan Svankmajer is a mad genius of cinema.
| Original Score: 5/5
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
January 11, 2002
If you've never seen one of director Jan Svankmajer's animated films before, you're in for a weird treat.
December 17, 2001
This is a work of weirdness that would make the Grimm brothers proud....
Full Review | Original Score: C+
December 18, 2001
a Czech "Eraserhead" featuring "Twin Peaks'" Log Lady.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 5, 2002
An enjoyably absurd bit of Grand Guignol, that often underlines the obvious.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 18, 2001
May be overlong, but the excessive length contributes to its realness -- its uncanny ambition to bring objects to life.
December 18, 2001
A handmade dream, cobbled together from dirt, wood and more imagination than most of us can muster in our most fevered states.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
February 28, 2002
It's no surprise that Jan Svankmajer's Little Otik is dark, strange stuff.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 10, 2003
There is an inherent humor to the premise, though there is a concrete desperation at the heart of Little Otik.
May 31, 2002
What sustains attention is the director's unique touch.
December 6, 2001
The most deadpan piece of pop art this side of "The Simpsons."
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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
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