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October 31, 2018
The internet has fundamentally changed the lives of every single person on the Earth, and such a seismic shift in how people live their lives fascinates Herzog, and we're lucky enough that he wishes to share his fascination with the rest of us.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
August 22, 2018
Despite being beautifully shot, it's not one of the director's best. Herzog should have understood that to the new god he's trying to uncover, tweeting and praying are the same thing.
August 22, 2018
If Lo and Behold lacks the otherworldly strangeness of Herzog's best documentaries, it remains slyly unsettling for other reasons... Herzog gleefully considers a future dystopia caused by our over-reliance on the web.
July 9, 2018
Lo and Behold seems to be stoking fears that our tools are evolving beyond our capacity to control them, which offers an intriguing twist on his usual theme of the indifference of nature.
January 9, 2018
Lo and Behold makes sure to inextricably tie utopian goals to darker, more deadly possible outcomes. But the paradox is that the film is strangely inspiring even in its more alarming moments.
November 13, 2017
The joys and sorrows evoked by one of the greatest inventions of all time.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 29, 2017
Lo and Behold, a geek flick, approaches incomprehensibility at times for the un-nerdy, but it raises good questions.
August 16, 2017
It's as if [Herzog] wants to understand how life works while harboring a deep-seated realization that it's all just a horrible mistake.
August 15, 2017
It's a reverie indeed- part dream, part nightmare-and yet again Herzog's way of looking proves to be both illuminating and entertaining.
August 8, 2017
This film is definitely one of the most interesting documentaries of the year so far.
April 19, 2017
A deeply human construction of our relationship with technology that gives a very intimate, real and palpable vision of the people behind it. [Full review in Spanish]
March 20, 2017
"We're due for a shift in the definition of what it means to be human," one scientist says; with Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World, Herzog regards that sentiment with a healthy measure of both awe and skepticism.
March 12, 2017
Rather than dig deep on one particular issue, Herzog opts for Lo and Behold to provide a broad and engaging discussion on the topic, one that should be revisited a decade from now.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 24, 2017
In a way this a companion piece to 2010's Cave of Forgotten Dreams, with an awe attached to the idea of creation that mostly precludes discussing topics such as hacking, fake news and cyberwar.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 17, 2017
As with many Herzog films the results are complex, endlessly fascinating, sometimes disturbing and often weird.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 31, 2017
Werner Herzog investigates the internet in his own entertaining and idiosyncratic way.
Full Review | Original Score: 15/20
December 31, 2016
It could have easily been turned into a Ken Burns-style mini-series, but instead the mind-blowing concepts come at you in rapid-fire succession, all wrapped in a healthy layer of the Herzog we know and love.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 31, 2016
Our genial German director-flaneur comments on what he sees -- in a famous voice that is as even-tempered under pressure as a Western movie sheriff. It's a calm under which compassion is barely audible yet easy to sense.
December 30, 2016
No one, not even a skilled professional, asks these kinds of questions with the same distinctive slant as Werner Herzog.
December 20, 2016
An extremely professional work, anyone who is interested in learning more about technology should take the time to watch this documentary. [Full review in Spanish]
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