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Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World Reviews

September 2, 2016
As long as Herzog continues to mouth his mysterioso epiphanies, it can't be all bad.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 27, 2016
The unsparing eye feels a little more sparing than usual.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 26, 2016
It's fascinating, scary (so scary), interesting stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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 22, 2016
The shape of things to come is a subject very dear to the hearts of the high-tech evangelists Herzog talks to, and it accounts for the pulse of freakish comedy that beats through "Lo and Behold."
August 20, 2016
The Existential Pondering-ometer goes into the red zone. There will be robots.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 19, 2016
Herzog breaks the internet, cracks it open to carefully examine the insides - the glorious possibilities and the devastating potential pitfalls.
| Original Score: 3/4
August 19, 2016
The film is saved from mere competence by that Herzogian feeling, at once grandiose and self-deprecating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 19, 2016
An elegant survey of the origins of the information revolution and a shrewd analysis of how the internet has reshaped the world.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 18, 2016
We want the rambling Werner Herzog to follow his muse into strange corners -- let lesser documentary filmmakers stick to virtues like coherence.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 18, 2016
[A] captivating, uneven film ...
August 18, 2016
Mr. Herzog's film may not be a model of organization, but I loved every meandering minute.
August 18, 2016
Just the kind of percolating, wry probe we need into this fast-moving, digitally monopolizing age.
August 18, 2016
This is a bigger mouthful than even a master like Herzog can digest.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
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-
August 18, 2016
Obviously, this is a large and daunting subject. What's the German word for "daunt"? It appears never to have entered Herzog's vocabulary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 18, 2016
"Lo and Behold" may not be Herzog's most artistically ambitious film, but it's an intriguing, even important one nonetheless.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 18, 2016
[A] chatty, mostly fascinating talkathon about the impact of the internet.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 18, 2016
Are we doomed? Or will we conquer all? Whatever the outcome, Herzog argues that mass connectivity marks a beginning of a shift in our morals, and indeed, in what it means to be human.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
August 18, 2016
Lo And Behold approaches the internet with the same mixture of wonder and dread that the director previously applied to pitiless nature, but the subject matter is inherently less cinematic.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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 17, 2016
Herzog smartly takes a broad, bird's-eye perspective of our early techno-evolution.
August 12, 2016
[A] fascinating but alarmist film ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 11, 2016
Herzog regards the online world with a mixture of wonder, humour and horror, observing that the ingenuity of people to build machines is outdone only by their capacity to misuse them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 7, 2016
The film explores the horrors and the wonders of our current way of life.
January 24, 2016
A quizzical, spry, modestly illuminating consideration of where human beings currently stand vis-a-vis the invention that is changing the world in as-yet unimaginable ways.
January 24, 2016
These discrete "reveries of the connected world" represent the latest of Herzog's heady explorations of what it means to be human (and even post-human), rendered in his characteristically personal, decidedly analog style.