Mekong Hotel (2016) - Rotten Tomatoes

Mekong Hotel (2016)

Mekong Hotel (2016)



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Shifting between fact and fiction in a hotel situated along the Mekong River, a filmmaker rehearses a movie expressing the bonds between a vampire-like mother and daughter...
Art House & International , Documentary , Drama
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Critic Reviews for Mekong Hotel

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (7)

Even for a filmmaker who takes pride in scaling the fantastic down to everyday proportions, there's such a thing as going too slight.

Full Review… | March 3, 2016
AV Club
Top Critic

Weerasethakul's films have been hailed for their hypnotic mix of natural splendor and supernatural mythology, though this one is a bit lumpy by his standards.

Full Review… | January 28, 2016
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Apichatpong resists control and eschews close-ups, maintaining as always a Zen-like approach to his material.

Full Review… | January 17, 2013
Toronto Star
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Compared with Weerasethakul's acclaimed features, it feels cobbled together and improvised, which for the most part it was.

Full Review… | December 6, 2012
Seattle Times
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It's not painful to endure or anything (in part because it's so short), but to borrow the title of one of last year's celebrated Cannes premieres: This is not a film.

Full Review… | May 20, 2012
AV Club
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Miniature rumination on reincarnation and romance overstays its welcome even at 59 minutes.

Full Review… | May 18, 2012
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Mekong Hotel


Let's be honest, this is not a film, it is more like a thing, an object - it just stays there, inert. It doesn't say anything, it doesn't become anything, it only exists, and with only a bit less than an hour of running time it overstays its welcome and you can pay attention to it or not.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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