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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.
November 4, 2016
It's a mammoth undertaking, something Herzog is akin to, but his subject is a beast that can't be tamed, leaving him awe-inspired but at a loss for words.
August 17, 2016
If only Herzog could give this idea of full embeddedness the attention it very badly needs. But the director holds off from making the kind of visionary statement that would burn through the epical thickness of techno-chaff and touch the old questions.
August 22, 2016
It's increasingly possible that the meme of Werner Herzog is surpassing the man. I found myself spending much of Lo and Behold hoping Herzog would get out of the way.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 16, 2016
[The film] comes off at once as both too little and too much with Herzog somewhat adrift, surrounded by a sea of overwrought zeal.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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August 18, 2016
If it had half the segments, and they were twice as long, the movie might be able to get beneath the surface and find the monomaniacal characters Herzog is often so great at exploring.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 28, 2016
[It's] worth catching, but only in its final chapters -- pondering what's coming down the wires -- do you feel Herzog delving deep. What goes before is all a bit too ZOMG to provoke much in the way of serious reflection.
August 30, 2016
Not worried about the Internet? You should be. Herzog is in far over his head on this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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
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.
August 29, 2017
Lo and Behold, a geek flick, approaches incomprehensibility at times for the un-nerdy, but it raises good questions.
December 17, 2016
Werner Herzog's ode to the internet is both fascinating and probing.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
December 8, 2016
Lo and Behold is the most beautifully constructed and fully realized documentary I've had the pleasure of watching so far this year.
October 27, 2016
As ever, Herzog leaves us as anxious and uncertain as we are thrilled.
October 24, 2016
We're still in the early days of internet history, and Herzog's film serves as a document of a time in which ideas are still being forged about how to tame this ever-growing beast.
December 8, 2016
Dynamic, provocative, enthralling. The film combines irony, scientific arguments and sociological reflections that are Herzog's trademark. [Full review in Spanish]
September 26, 2016
Ultimately, Lo and Behold is less a documentary about technology, and more one about people. Herzog is a character who adores characters. In his hands, the Internet, vast, scary, unknowable, alien, mystifying, suddenly seems all too human.
November 2, 2016
A cautionary film about the uncharted future for the internet -- and scientists in essence know little about how that future will roll out.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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]
December 13, 2016
Even though its structure is little conventional, the film never ceases to be fascinating. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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