Louisiana Story - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Louisiana Story Reviews

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January 25, 2016
A powerful, swooning visualization of a wilderness childhood.
February 26, 2008
It has a slender, appealing story, moments of agonizing suspense, vivid atmosphere and superlative photography.
February 24, 2008
One of all time best, and one of earliest, documentaries; with Robert Flaherty's deft style.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
April 9, 2006
...it's the virtuosic craftsmanship that makes Louisiana Story a genre classic.
Top Critic
February 9, 2006
Flaherty's narrative may seem slightly naive; but his vision of a child's myth-world, and the oilmen's intrusion and acceptance into it, is perhaps his greatest achievement.
September 23, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
September 18, 2005
Louisiana Story may be Flaherty's greatest work.
July 23, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
October 29, 2003
That Robert J. Flaherty managed to make a fascinating movie that also subtly chastises the massive oil interests (using their money to do it) is one for the record books.
Read More | Original Score: 86/100
May 20, 2003
The ring of sincerity is clear in Flaherty's film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 16, 2003
Dated, but it looks great.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 14, 2003
...the film has some of the most beautiful images I've ever seen in a movie yet, at the same time, some of the clunkiest, most awkwardly staged scenes I've ever seen outside of my high school's production of Oklahoma.
June 9, 2010
It's a solid but tedious industrial film showing the risks and rewards of getting oil out of the ground.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
February 26, 2008
As adept as it is in photographing nature, Louisiana Story is weak in capturing culture.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 12, 2003
It displays many of Flaherty's great strengths as a filmmaker, but it also showcases some of his weaknesses, which makes it an uneven film that is not in league with his earlier works.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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