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Moana (1926)



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Critic Reviews for Moana

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (5)

A fascinating portrait of South Seas life, albeit embellished.

Full Review… | November 19, 2015
Seattle Times
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The imagery, in scenes that always unfold slowly, is truly startling, particularly given that the film is almost 90 years old.

Full Review… | November 12, 2015
New York Times
Top Critic

Flaherty's company are performing their lives and their ancestors' lives and Flaherty's idea of both, for him, for his camera, for the world of '26, for us today, for all time.

Full Review… | November 10, 2015
Village Voice
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Flaherty's sticky romanticism can't obscure the power of his images, which speak with an eloquence the intertitles lack.

Full Review… | February 26, 2008
Chicago Reader
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It is a joyful and at the same time a thoroughly artistic contribution to motion pictures.

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Extraordinary cinematography is not enough to save the viewer from boredom.

Full Review… | January 7, 2016

Audience Reviews for Moana

This is such a remarkable film. It is set in the South Seas and filmed on the island of Samoa with a completely unprofessional cast, and they do amazingly well. A unique and completely original film. Very touching and memorable.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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