Searchers (Maliglutit)

2016

Searchers (Maliglutit) (2016)

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Nunavut, circa 1913. Kuanana returns from a caribou hunt to discover his wife and daughter kidnapped, and the rest of his family slaughtered. His father's spirit helper, the loon Kallulik, sets him on course to overturn fate and reunite his family.

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The combination of icy landscapes, practical details about dog teams, igloo building and raw meat, and a simple tale built around love of family, is compelling.

Jan 20, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Intensely involving ...

Jan 12, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Kunuk's film is also marred by suspect camerawork that fails to focus on what is most important in specific scenes.

Feb 12, 2019 | Full Review…

Shot on location near Igloolik, Nunavut, the film is foremost faithful to place; there are no stand-ins, no surrogates, upon which the drama unfolds.

Oct 10, 2017 | Full Review…

Maliglutit might not be the rollicking high-energy masterpiece of its predecessor, but its value lies elsewhere, in its meticulous preservation of an endangered lifestyle.

Jul 23, 2017 | Rating: Recommended | Full Review…

If you thought The Revenant looked cold, Searchers is closer to an icy Hell.

Apr 22, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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